|Clean Seas Tuna announces early southern bluefin spawning|
|Tuesday, 10 January 2012 15:23|
Australian aquaculture company Clean Seas Tuna has announced early progress with its previously announced strategy of bringing forward spawning from the company’s southern bluefin tuna (SBT) broodstock.
Spawning has commenced significantly earlier than last year’s spawn start at Clean Seas’ specialised hatchery at Arno Bay on the Spencer Gulf, South Australia. The earlier start is with a regular number of small but viable spawns in the past month, allowing the instigation of the new season’s larval rearing trials at the hatchery.
The company aims to continue spawning the tuna for as long as possible to enable its team of experts to further progress the company’s understanding of tuna juvenile production. The ultimate target for the new spawn is to advance timing and provide older, more resilient fingerlings for marine grow-out by the time ocean water temperatures begin to drop in the autumn.
Clean Seas achieved a world “first” in March 2011 with the successful transfer of 149 juvenile SBT into a sea cage from the Arno Bay breeding facility. The SBT juveniles eventually succumbed to the cold winter ocean temperatures, which in turn led to the Company’s strategy of bringing forward the current spawning season and targeting the ocean transfer of the SBT fingerlings during warmer water temperatures.Disclosure: Members of the Baird family and companies in the Baird Publications group own shares in Clean Seas Tuna.
Latest Book Reviews
- 21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for the Modern Era
- Six Essential Elements Of Leadership: Marine Corps Wisdom of a Medal of Honor Recipient
- The Rockets’ Red Glare: An Illustrated History of the War of 1812
- The Work Of The Harbour Master
- South Pacific Cauldron: World War II’s Great Forgotten Battlegrounds
- Deep Sea And Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% Of Everything
- The Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation
Latest CommentsJohn H Bryant: Sounds like a failed marine pilot here!...
Hugh O'Neill: Once again, Captain George Livingstone hits the bull's eye. He has successfully articulated the issu...
Kenny: Mermaid Sapphire is not a Mermaid Marine Australia vessel. The vessel is owned by Thai Company with ...
Rob simm: How does seeing a vessel operating outside of Australia in Sakalin, have anything to do with the MUA...