Advances in Tuna Aquaculture

From Hatchery to Market

Edited by

  • Daniel Benetti, Daniel Benetti, RSMAS/MAF, University of Miami, USA
  • Gavin Partridge, Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research, Fremantle, WA, Australia
  • Alejandro Buentello, Ichthus Unlimited, LLC, West Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Advances in Tuna Aquaculture: From Hatchery to Market provides a broad overview of the current status of tuna species and the tuna aquaculture industry, addressing all basic and applied aspects of tuna biology, the global status of fisheries, and tuna aquaculture and hatchery development.

The book presents an overview of the state and challenges of tuna aquaculture, and offers essential processes and techniques for the seafood industry.

Both the advantages and challenges of finfish farming in specific regions throughout the world are discussed, offering the latest scientific methods and technologies to maximize efficiencies and production.

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Researchers, professionals, and students of aquaculture, marine biologists, fisheries, policy makers, etc. and anyone working in sustainable seafood


Book information

  • Published: November 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-411459-3

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Tuna Species Overview (on 3 or 4 commercially important tuna species with aquaculture potential)

Chapter 3. Overview on current tuna hatchery and growout activities (countries, regions)

Chapter 4: Hatchery Design, Technology and Operation: Broodstock Maintenance; Conditioned and Induced Spawning; Egg Collection and Incubation; Larval Rearing Techniques;

Chapter 5: Tuna Nursery Techniques (Weaning, Grading, Handling)

Chapter 6: Tuna Transfer, Transport, Shipping and Stoking

Chapter 7: Tuna Growout Systems: Coastal, Open Ocean, Offshore (cages, etc.)

Chapter 8: Environmental Issues of Tuna Aquaculture

Chapter 9: Tuna Nutrition, Feeds and Feeding

Chapter 10: Tuna Harvesting and Processing

Chapter 11: Tuna Global Market and Marketing

Chapter 12: Economic and Business of Tuna Aquaculture

Chapter 13: Status of Tuna Fishery Stocks (ICCAT, IATTC, etc.)

Chapter 14: Literature/references