Tag: Bluefin tuna

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in commerce associated with tuna fisheries.By the 1960s, San Diego’s third-largest economicenterprise would be tuna, superseded only by theU.S. Navy and aerospace, employing over 40,000San Diegans.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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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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