The Spanish institute of Oceanography (IEO) has managed for the first time to complete the biological cycle of the red tuna (Thunnus thynnus).
This achievement makes possible the faster development of the tuna farming industry and consolidates Spanish, and more specifically the IEO's leadership on the domestication of wild red tuna on an European and global scale.
As reported on efeagro.com, the findings are the result of a ten-year long research.
IEO managed to obtain healthy and viable eggs from red tuna specimens born in captivity, according to the institute. These eggs where inseminated at the Experimental Plant of Cultivos Marinos de Mazarrón, where they hatched and grew until transported to cages and fed until the end of 2014. At the start of 2016, they were given to the IEO and transported (in May) to the facilities of the companies Tuna Graso, owned by Grupo Ricardo Fuentes e Hijos, at San Pedro de Pinatar.
© 2016 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Gabriela Guédez. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.