The World’s First Successful Bluefin Spawning

by | May 24, 2014 | Conservation, Fish, Science | 0 comments

bluefinA research institute in Nagasaki, Japan has reported the World’s first successful spawning of Bluefin Tuna in onshore fish tanks. Bluefin Tuna is a popular fish worldwide, and especially in Japan. As of May 16, 2014, the research institute has over 200,000 eggs produced and over 10,000 Bluefin hatched. This is great news for this popular food fish, especially since Bluefin Tuna are slow to mature fish, compared to other species. Hopefully this breakthrough leads to farm commercialization of this species to help reduce pressure on wild stocks.

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


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