THYNNOS (ESPA SMEs 2009) Reproduction of blufin tuna (Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus) in culture conditions and production of juveniles for growout

Project info
Description: 

The objectives of the program are (a) the development and management of a bluefin tuna broodstock, (b) the development of an appropriate diet for the support of reproductive function of bluefin tuna in captivity, (c) the study of reproductive maturation in culture, (d) the induction of spawning using hormonal therapies and the production of fertilized eggs, (e) the construction of passive and active egg collection devices for sea cages, (f) the development of larval rearing protocols based on the ontogeny of the digestive system and organs related to food acquisition and digestion.

Coordinating Institute: 
IA
Time Frame
Begin of project (Year): 
2011
End of project (Year): 
2012
Financing
Funding Source: 
GSRT
Total Budget (€): 
500,000
Budget for IMBBC (€): 
190,000
Involved persons from IMBBC
NameRoleResponsibilities
Role: 
Scientific Responsible
Responsibilities: 
Principle investigator from IMBBC

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