Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us

Patagonian toothfish, Dissostichus eleginoides. (Photo: Universidad Austral de Chile)

USD 13.5 million allocated for Patagonian toothfish farming

Click on the flag for more information about Chile CHILE
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 01:50 (GMT + 9)

Aquaculture in Chile has long required a diversification that includes new species that make it possible to sustainably enrich and scale competitiveness in this sector, and to this end, the country is betting on fish species and invertebrates that already have an established market.

One of the reasons for this diversification is to generate new industries and prevent an activity from collapsing if a group of species such as salmonids declines, causing a great economic debacle in society.

In this context, Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) and its associated institutions will implement Corfo Technology Program "Integral development of Patagonian toothfish farming for sustainable scaling and strengthening the competitiveness of the Chilean aquaculture cluster", for a total of CLP 8.9 billion (approximately USD 13.5 million).

The main objective of this initiative is to consolidate the technology for Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) farming - also known as black hake - through the implementation of bio-technological tools and innovations to support the integral development and scaling of the cultivation, based on a robust bio-economic model.

For this program, the UACh has managed to bring together highly specialized capacities. The universities of Santiago de Chile, Catholic of Temuco, and of Concepcion are fundamental partners. In addition, of these institutions there are two associated companies: Fish Vet Group SPA and Agroindustrial CMA SpA.

"This is the largest program, in terms of funding and performance time, adjudicated as an institution responsible for our University in the aquaculture area, a discipline in which our Institution has had excellent results both in the implementation of scientific technological initiatives, associativity with companies, and publications with high national and international impact," stressed UACh Research Director Dr. Hans Richter.

For his part, the director of the Program and an academic professional of the Institute of Marine and Limnological Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences, Dr. Luis Vargas Chacoff, commented that one of the impacts that this species farming will have is that the new business options are opened with all the benefits this brings to Chile.

From the promising advances achieved through previous projects, where Patagonian toothfish juveniles have been produced in experimental scale farming systems (from wild breeding fish kept in captivity), a number of knowledge gaps that need to be overcome have been identified to give way to a viable technical and economical projection, which supports the productive scale of this species farming.

For the alternate director of the Program and academic of the Institute of Biochemistry and Microbiology of the Faculty of Sciences, Dr. Rodolfo Amthauer, this project presents an extremely interesting challenge, since the central objective is to achieve the sustainable cultivation of a species that habitually live 1000 metres deep and whose biology has been little studied.

"Therefore, the program will develop a series of projects that will provide new knowledge regarding aspects of the reproductive physiology, pathologies and immune system of the fish, nutrition in the different development stages, among others. All these projects have a biotechnology approach to generate knowledge directly applicable to the Patagonian toothfish breeding and cultivation," said Dr. Amthauer.

"Patagonian toothfish farming is promising because it is a species that has certain characteristics that help it to be cultivable, always ensuring that it is in conditions relatively similar to its environment. They are fish with a slow metabolism, which makes them present good adaptability to the farming ponds, not stressing this as much as other species," he added.

Patagonian toothfish - also known as Chilean seabass -is an endemic species or native of Chile, which has a very interesting international market. It is a species of high economic value, with prices ranging from USD 20 to 35 a kilogram, while the price of salmonids does not exceed USD 8 a kilogram.




Click to know how to advertise in FIS
United States
Sep 23, 00:20 (GMT + 9):
Gov. Scott applauds fish hatchery system
New Zealand
Sep 23, 00:20 (GMT + 9):
Minister’s decision erodes Māori fisheries settlement
Sep 23, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
Smoked eel market potential growth, size & share, demand and analysis of key investors- forecasts to 2022
Sep 23, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Chinese state-owned company builds tilapia farm
Sep 22, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
Iceland makes bigger profit from warming oceans as fish swim north
Sep 22, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
Seafood stocks surge as salmon producer eyes Norway listing
Sep 22, 21:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Herring season starts on Northumberland Strait
United Kingdom
Sep 22, 21:30 (GMT + 9):
BBC award for sustainable insect food protein
Sep 22, 21:10 (GMT + 9):
CaPeCa requests INIDEP to expand the shrimp exploration area to the north
United States
Sep 22, 21:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Ex-Manager Of Omega Fish Plant Cops To Polluting La. River
Sep 22, 21:00 (GMT + 9):
Mussel companies take 80pct of public aid
United Kingdom
Sep 22, 20:50 (GMT + 9):
Dutch Advertising standards authority confirm Princes are 'misleading consumers'
Sep 22, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
Hurricane season leads to fishing industry catastrophic loss
Sep 22, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
3,000 tons of octopus caught in 50 days
Sep 22, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
A sea change in Pacific fish wars

EUR 700,000 fine for illegal cargo deemed a wrong signal to global market, Oceana
European Union The Spanish National Court has ordered the payment of EUR 700,000 to a Chinese company in compensation for a cargo of illegally-caught Patagonian toothfish, which Oceana and Sea Shepherd consider wrong signal to fishermen and the global fish market.
105 people poisoned with histamine in tuna uncover suppliers’ fraud
Spain The Civil Guard has investigated 7 people as alleged perpetrators of a crime against public health with food products, the crime of documentary misrepresentation and a crime related to consumers.
Toxic puffer species sighting and capture grows in Canarian waters
Spain During July and especially in August, scientists from the Oceanographic Centre of the Canary Islands of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography have received numerous calls on sightings and catches of the species Lagocephalus lagocephalus, a very toxic puffer fish.
Small-scale fisheries have big impact on oceans
Philippines A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time.
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2017 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER