Massive bluefin tuna egg-laying in captivity

FISheries management council thwarts commercial industry efforts to exploit Atlantic pelagic species

Posted on June 17, 2011

For the third consecutive year, researchers from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) obtained viable bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) egg-laying in captivity at its facilities in Murcia without hormonal induction.

Scientists hope to surpass the results achieved during the previous two years, when the survival reached was between 73 and 110 days, respectively.

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