Monday, June 6, 2016

14th Annual Workshop on ‘Physiology and Aquaculture of Pelagics with Emphasis on Reproduction and Early Developmental Stages of Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus Albacares.’

Yellowfin Tuna: source
Location: Achotines Laboratory, Republic of Panama, Central America
Dates: July 6-17, 2016

The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATCC) are organising the 14th Annual Workshop on “Physiology and Aquaculture of Pelagics with Emphasis on Reproduction and Early Developmental Stages of Yellowfin Tuna”. 

Number of participants is limited to six. The organisers are Dr. Daniel Benetti (RSMAS-UM), Dr. Daniel Margulies (IATTC) and Mr. Vernon Scholey (IATTC).

As in previous years, we anticipate the participation of researchers and professionals from several countries combining advanced technologies to improve methods for raising larval tuna and other species of marine fish. Participants will be assisted by a qualified technical staff and by graduate students from the University of Miami's Aquaculture Program. The workshop will be conducted at the world renowned Achotines Laboratory in Provincia de Los Santos, on the Pacific coast of the Republic of Panama.

The workshop will cover reproduction and larval development of pelagic fish species with a special focus on yellowfin tuna. Topics include physiology, biology, ecology, genetics, nutrition and environmental issues related to aquaculture of pelagic fish species such as tuna, mahimahi, cobia, yellowfin kingfish, Seriola and other Carangidae. The workshop also covers capture, handling, transportation, maturation, spawning, larval husbandry, nursery and growout techniques of a variety of marine fish species.

Participants will learn about the research projects being conducted by the IATTC with yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares, including spawning and larval rearing. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing efforts to capture, transfer, and handle yellowfin tuna.

In addition, participants will visit the facilities of Open Blue Sea Farms and learn about advanced marine fish hatchery and offshore growout technologies and management. Open Blue is located in the Caribbean (Atlantic Ocean) coast of Panama.
The registration fee is $2,400.00 and includes accommodations and 3 local style meals a day at the Achotines Laboratory and transportation while in Panama. The registration fee does not cover accommodations in Panama City.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Daniel BenettDr. Daniel Margulies or Mr. Vernon Schollen.

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