Seasonal Variations of Proximate and Total Fatty Acid Composition of Wild Brown Trout in Munzur River, Tunceli-Turkey

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Ates M., Cakirogullari G. C., KOCABAŞ M., Kayim M., Can E., Kizak V.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, vol.13, no.4, pp.613-619, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4194/1303-2712-v13_4_06
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.613-619
  • Keywords: Salmo trutta macrostigma, polyunsaturated fatty acids, nutritional quality, SALMO-TRUTTA-MACROSTIGMA, HUMAN HEALTH, FISH, PROFILES, CONSUMPTION, CASPIUS, LABRAX, LIVER
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Seasonal variations of proximate composition and fatty acid profiles of wild brown trout (Salmo trutta macrostigma Dumeril, 1858) caught from the Munzur River, Tunceli-Turkey were investigated in this study. It was determined that wild brown trout was high in mono-unsaturated, poly-unsaturated and saturated fatty acids, respectively. C18:1 omega-9 (oleic acid) was the most abundant fatty acid in all seasons ranging from 20.27 to 29.35 %. C22:6 omega-3 (docosahexaenoic acid-DHA), C18:3 omega-3c (cis-linolenic acid), C18:2 omega-6c (linoleic acid), and C20:5 omega-3 (eicosapentaenoic acid-EPA) were found to be predominant fatty acids in PUFAs. As a conclusion, wild brown trout living in Munzur river could be considered as an important protein and omega-3 fatty acid source according to the nutritional quality results evaluated in terms of proximate and fatty acid composition.