NOAA intends to develop commercial sablefish farming
Sablefish larvae. (Photo: NOAA)
(UNITED STATES, 5/9/2017)
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) intend to find ways to make it easier and more efficient to commercially harvest sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) as part of the federal agency's efforts for marine aquaculture to contribute to meet a growing demand worldwide for seafood.
Sablefish, also known as black cod or butterfish, are a long-lived species native to the northeast Pacific Ocean and highly valued in Asia for its beneficial nutrients and delicate flavour.
In this research project being developed by the NOAA, the scientists are replacing algae with clay, which is used to help sablefish larvae better find their prey. Wild fish are caught off the Washington coast and used to develop captive brood stoc...
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