Assessment of meat quality and dressing losses in wild and farmed Cyprinus carpioa.

Journal Article
Ahmed, Shahid Mahboob, K. A. Al-Ghanim, Salma Sultana, H. F. Alkahem Al-Balawi, Tayyaba Sultana, Asma Ashraf, F. Al-Misned and Z. . 2015
Publication Work Type: 
Research Article
Magazine \ Newspaper: 
Pakistan Journal of Zoology
Issue Number: 
6
Volume Number: 
46
Pages: 
1753-1759
Publication Abstract: 

Meat quality of three different weight groups of farmed and wild Cyprinus carpio was analyzed in
this study. Proximate composition of meat and dressing losses of wild and farmed C. carpio of three different weight
categories was analyzed in this study. The farmed raised C. carpio of three different weight categories designated as
F1 (600-1000 g), F2 (1100-1500 g) and F3 (1600-2000 g), were procured from a commercial fish farm. Concurrently,
wild C. carpio of three different weight categories designated as W1 (600-1000 g), W2 (1100-1500 g) and W3 (1600-
2000 g) were captured with the help of gill nets from the Balloki Headworks Ravi River, which is about 60 Km away
from Faisalabad. The farmed C. carpio showed the contents of protein (18.92± 1.37%), lipids (6.23±0.80 %) and ash
(2.27±0.12%). The maximum moisture contents were estimated as 75.68% in wild C. carpio of weight group W1. The
maximum dressing losses were recorded as 37.14% in wild C. carpio of weight group F3 (1600-2000 g). Farmed
raised C. carpio was found better as compared to wild due to its nutritional contents.