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Closed-cycle hatchery production of tuna

Partridge, G.J. (2013) Closed-cycle hatchery production of tuna. In: Allan, G. and Burnell, G., (eds.) Advances in Aquaculture Hatchery Technology. Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK, pp. 457-497.

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The reliance on wild-caught juvenile tuna is seen as the Achilles heel of tuna ranching industries worldwide and it is widely recognised that closed-cycle hatchery production is essential to sustain the demand for tuna and reduce pressure on wild stocks. The many features that make tuna such a unique group of fish also give rise to the many challenges associated with their culture and despite some forty years of effort, commercial scale hatchery production has yet to be fully realised. This chapter summarises the history of closed-cycle tuna production and discusses the recent and significant achievements that have been made towards the achievement of this elusive goal.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Copyright: © 2013 Woodhead Publishing Limited.
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