Wednesday, June 22, 2011

EU-funded bluefin tuna project positive and natural results

The European Union funded project with Bluefin tuna has for the second year spawned without any chemical help from the researchers. The team, from the Murcian Oceanographic Centre, part of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), are overjoyed at the success of the spawning.

The work being done is part of the SELFDOTT project ('From capture based to SELF-sustained aquaculture and Domestication Of bluefin tuna, Thunnus tynnus'). The fact that the spawning has now been obtained naturally two years in a row indicates that the 60-strong broodstock has reached a very important degree of domestication as a result of their 4-year stay in two floating cages 25 m wide by 20 m deep in the bay of El Gorguel (Cartagena). Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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