Domestication of bluefin tuna advances
A team of researchers from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) have been able to, for the first time in Europe, adapt captive juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna in ground facilities.
So far, this has only been achieved with four species of tuna in Japan, Australia and the United States.
The project was carried out by scientists Fernando de la Gándara and Aurelio Ortega, and technicians Juan Ramón Prieto and Javier Viguri of the tuna farming team from the IEO. The research is taking place at the Centre for Marine Cultivation of the Oceanographic Centre of Murcia, where they managed to adapt a school of juvenile bluefin tuna, caught off the coast of Murcia, to ground facilities.