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


Arapaima or paiche, Arapaima gigas. (Photo: Stock File)

Giant Amazonian fish breeding studied

Click on the flag for more information about Spain SPAIN
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 23:30 (GMT + 9)

A team of researchers in Marine Sciences from the Catholic University of Valencia San Vicente Mártir (UCV) and the firm Valenciana de Acuicultura (VASA) are studying arapaima (Arapaima gigas) farming for intensive aquaculture.

This fish, also known as paiche or pirarucu, is native to the Amazon and can measure up to three metres and weigh about 250 kilograms.

The research project also includes other species such as the eel and tilapia and is funded by the Generalitat Valenciana as an emerging project, reported the UCV.

The research is directed by Jerome Chirivella, a professor of the Veterinary and Experimental Sciences Faculty of the UCV; and by Rodolfo Barrera, VASA general director.

The arapaima is the second largest freshwater fish in the world and at present, it "is threatened by overfishing, which makes it an interesting species to be bred in captivity in order to protect the species," said Chirivella.

The meat of the arapaima is appreciated both in the South American markets as well as in the Far East, so this resource has been subject to high fishing pressure in recent decades, added the professor.

Meanwhile, Barrera highlighted that "the interest of this resource for intensive aquaculture lies in its rapid growth -- more than 10 kg per year -- and due to its high processing performance reaching more than 51 per cent in fish meat."

The arapaima breeding is performed on the premises of the company VASA in the Valenciana town of Puçol in a closed loop system, because it is an equatorial species that requires high temperatures, between 26 °C and 29 °C.

This initiative also includes the study of potential pathologies and the development of prophylactic protocols that preserve the health and welfare of these fish during their breeding, UCV added in a press release.

To Chirivella, arapaima production in aquaculture would help this fish to be traded in international markets and help relieve the pressure on wild fish, contributing to its preservation.

By Analia Murias
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Peru
Mar 30, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
Anoxia and ocean warming cause scallop death
Thailand
Mar 30, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
Thai Govt concerned about fishing industry reputation
Canada
Mar 30, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
British Columbia modernizes its fish and seafood legislation
United States
Mar 30, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
BPA found to adversely affect fish reproduction
Uruguay
Mar 30, 00:20 (GMT + 9):
Moderate growth shown by seafood exports
Singapore
Mar 28, 03:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Clay particles could help fish farmers tackle deadly plankton blooms
Norway
Mar 28, 03:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - MHG - Change to Board of Directors
United States
Mar 28, 03:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Bill to ax Alaska fish commission passes out of committee
New Zealand
Mar 28, 03:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Ngāti Kahungunu's new fishing net reduces undersized fish catch
Spain
Mar 28, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Tagged bluefin tuna found 7 years later in fish farm
South Korea
Mar 28, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - South Korea Experimenting with Bluefin Tuna Farming
Australia
Mar 28, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Great Barrier Reef protection zones help boost fish stocks 'to pre-European times'
Canada
Mar 28, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Provincial government urges Ottawa to prepare fish compensation plan
Thailand
Mar 28, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry
United States
Mar 28, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Louisiana shrimpers, crabbers advised on new regulations, industry updates



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Ocean fish pathological changes may be caused by human pollution
United States A team of researchers has found certain deep-water marine fish in the Bay of Biscay west of France may develop pathological issues as a result of human-caused pollution.
Blue sharks raise growing interest among fishermen in Canary Islands
Spain A working group of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas is meeting this week in the Oceanography Centre of the Canary Islands of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography to prepare the next assessment of the blue shark (Prionace glauca).
Europêche and Pew disagree on Northwestern Europe fishing status
European Union Europêche President deems The Pew Foundation’s latest report claiming high quota allocations and short termism is “hugely misleading.”
Mediterranean seagrass meadows could be valuable for fishermen, study suggests
United Kingdom Seagrass meadows could be worth around EUR 190 million every year to commercial and recreational fishing in the Mediterranean according to a new study by marine scientists.
 
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 (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
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 ehf - 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. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
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
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2015 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER