Aquaculture Management III


The University Of Miami Rosenstiel School Of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATCC) are organizing the 11th Annual Workshop on “Physiology and Aquaculture of Pelagics with Emphasis on Reproduction and Early Developmental Stages of Yellowfin Tuna”. Number of participants is limited to six. The organizers are Dr. Daniel Benetti (RSMAS-UM), Dr. Daniel Margulies (IATTC) and Mr. Vernon Scholey (IATTC).


As in previous years, we anticipate the participation of researchers and professionals from several countries combining advanced technologies to improve methods for raising larval tuna and other species of marine fish. Participants will be assisted by a qualified technical staff and by graduate students from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The workshop will be conducted at the world renowned Achotines Laboratory in Provincia de Los Santos, on the Pacific coast of the Republic of Panama.


The workshop will cover reproduction and larval development of pelagic fish species with a special focus on yellowfin tuna. Topics include physiology, biology, ecology, genetics, nutrition and environmental issues related to aquaculture of pelagic fish species such as tuna, mahimahi, cobia, yellowfin kingfish, Seriola and other Carangidae. The workshop also covers capture, handling, transportation, maturation, spawning, larval husbandry, nursery and growout techniques of a variety of marine fish species. Participants will learn about the research projects being conducted by the IATTC with yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares, including spawning and larval rearing. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing efforts to capture, transfer, and handle yellowfin tuna.


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