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Bluefin Tuna Hatchery Success

San Diego, CA, once was known as the “Tuna Capitalof the World” (Ellis, 2008). Following the first tunacannery startup (1911), the city became a worldleader in commerce associated with tuna fisheries.By the 1960s, San Diego’s third-largest economicenterprise would be tuna, superseded only by theU.S. Navy and aerospace, employing over 40,000San Diegans. After years of overfishing…
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‘Not convinced it can’t be done’: A look inside California’s new bluefin tuna hatchery

Ichthus Unlimited, primarily a fish feed company, brings fresh farming hopes to the ‘Tuna Capital of the World’. Like a doting father, Alejandro Buentello eagerly shows off the petite 44-day old bluefin tuna swimming and darting in a tidy row of see-through tanks. Getting the first bluefin tuna hatchery in North America up and running…
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IU Featured at Hatchery International Magazine

Bluefin tuna are a viable commercial species that command great prices, such that wild populations are overexploited to supply the lucrative sushi and sashimi markets. The Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) population, for example, is now just about three per cent of what it was when records started (circa 1930). Now, one U.S. firm is developing…
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FFAR Grant Establishes Pacific Bluefin Tuna Egg Hatchery

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2019) – Currently, Pacific Bluefin Tuna (PBFT) farming production relies on catching wild juvenile tuna and raising them to maturity before distributing the fish to markets. This practice is unsustainable, as it increases fishing pressure on the wild population. The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is awarding a $945,000 grant to Ichthus Unlimited, LLC to…
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Feeding Bluefin

Thanks to a major breakthrough in the search for sustainable tuna feed, we are now a step closer to the possibility of environmentally sound tuna farming. Closed cycle tuna aquaculture, from hatch to harvest, combined with sustainable formulated grow out diets offer the best opportunity we have to prevent the depletion of wild tuna stocks…
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