1. General Model Information

Name: Fish Growth Simulator

Acronym: FGS

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: ordinary differential equations
Main application:
Keywords: Animal production, fish growth, intermediary metabolism


Ir. A.A. van Dam
Wageningen Agricultural University
Dept. of Fish Culture and Fisheries
P.O. Box 338
6700 AH Wageningen
Phone: +31.8370.3307
Fax : +31.8370.3962


A.A. van Dam.


The model simulates fish growth as affected by food quantity and composition, temperature and dissolved oxygen concentration. Fish growth is computed on the basis of the biochemical reaction equations of the intermediary metabolism. Temperature and dissolved oxygen are forcing functions in the current version. The model is parameterized and calibrated for the nile tilapia (oreochromis niloticus). It is developed in the framework of a PhD thesis on intensive fish production systems in the tropics and temperate regions. Time interval of simulation: 0.025 day. Basic spatial unit: Fishpond.

Author of the abstract:
CAMASE Register of Agro-ecosystems Models

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): IBM compatible PC

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): Professional Dynamo Plus, Pugh-Roberts The Source-code is available from the author.

II.3 Manuals:

Pugh-Roberts, 1986. Professional Dynamo Plus. Simulation Software for the IBM-PC family andhardware compatibles. Reference manual. Pugh-Roberts Associates, Inc. Cambridge, USA.

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

Time interval of simulation: 0.025 day.
Basic spatial unit: Fishpond.

IV. References

Dam, A.A. van & F.W.T. Penning de Vries, 1995.
Aquaculture and Fisheries Management. in press.

Dam, A.A. van & Pauly, 1995.
Aquaculture and Fisheries Management. in press.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: 10.6. 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by Joachim Benz Mon Jul 2 18:31:37 CEST 2007

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