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Scientists George Wm. Kissil

National Center for Mariculture

George Wm. Kissil

kissil@ocean.org.il
Tel: 08 6361444

Senior Scientist, Emeritus
NCM Director 1992-1994

Ph.D. 1969, University of Connecticut, USA
At IOLR since 1971

Research interests:
Identification of nutritional requirements of fish and shellfish of regional mariculture interest and development of practical feed formulations to optimize their growth. Evaluation of potential feed ingredients for marine organisms and development of fish meal and fish oil substitutes from plant sources.

Selected publications:
Lupatsch, I., and Kissil, G.Wm. (2005). Feed formulations based on energy and protein demands in white grouper (Epinephelus aeneus). Aquaculture, 248: 83-95.

Kissil, G.Wm. and Lupatsch, I. (2004). Successful replacement of fish meal by plant proteins in diets for the gilthead seabream, Sparus aurata L. Isr. J. Aquacult. Bamidgeh 56:188199.

Lupatsch, I., Kissil, G.Wm., Sklan, D. (2003). Defining energy and protein requirements of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) to optimize feeds and feeding regimes.Isr. J. Aquacult. - Bamidgeh, 55:243257.

Glencross, B., Curnow, J., Hawkins, W., Kissil, G.Wm. and Peterson, D. (2003). Evaluation of the feed value of a transgenic strain of the narrow-leaf lupin (Lupinus angustifolius) in the diet of the marine fish, Pagrus auratus. Aquacult. Nutr., 9:197206.

Lupatsch, I., Kissil, G.Wm. and Sklan, D. (2003). Comparison of energy and protein efficiency among three fish species gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata), European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and white grouper (Epinephalus aeneus): energy expenditure from protein and lipid deposition. Aquaculture 225:175189.

Lupatsch, I., Kissil, G.Wm. and Sklan, D. (2001). Optimization of feeding regimes for European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax: a factorial approach. Aquaculture 202: 289-302.

Kissil, G.Wm., Lupatsch, I., Elizur, A. and Zohar, Y. (2001). Long photoperiod delayed spawning and increased somatic growth in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Aquaculture 200:363-379.

Lupatsch, I., Kissil, G.Wm., Sklan, D. and Pfeffer, E. (2001). Effects of varying dietary protein and energy supply on growth, body composition and protein utilization in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.). Aquacult. Nutr. 7:71-80.

Kissil, G.Wm., Tandler, A., Elizur, A., Colorni, A. and Zohar, Y. (2000). Gilthead sea bream culture. In: Encyclopedia of aquaculture, Stickney, R.R. (Ed). John Wiley, N.Y., U.S.A, pp. 408416.

Kissil, G.Wm., Tandler, A., Colorni, A. and Elizur, A. (2000).  Sea bass culture, In: Encyclopedia of aquaculture. Stickney , R.R. (Ed). John Wiley, N.Y., U.S.A., pp. 778 784.
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