Advances in Tuna Aquaculture

Advances in Tuna Aquaculture

From Hatchery to Market

1st Edition - March 1, 2015

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  • Editors: Daniel Benetti, Gavin Partridge, Alejandro Buentello
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124115064
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124114593

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Advances in Tuna Aquaculture: From Hatchery to Market provides detailed overviews on the current status of tuna fisheries, fattening, and farming practices, as well as advances in closed-cycle tuna aquaculture. Contributors are renowned scientists, internationally recognized as authorities in their fields. This book addresses all basic and applied aspects of tuna aquaculture, presenting and discussing the global status of tuna fisheries, reproduction, broodstock management, spawning, larval rearing and early developmental stages including nursery and grow out methods. It presents incorporates the most comprehensive and updated data, statistics, and trends in tuna fisheries and aquaculture, covering and addresses a variety of topics ranging fromfrom endocrinology, nutrition, diseases, and genetics to economics and markets. It covers describes recent up-to-date progress on tuna aquaculture and hatchery development. It also provides a synopsisn overview of the challenges presently confronted by tuna aquaculturists,facing tuna aquaculture and and offers innovative views on the challengesbottle-neck issues faced by the industry with the current shift from fisheries to fattening to closed-cycle aquaculture. This is the first book to encompass all aspects related to the tuna aquaculture industry, and merges them into a state-of-the-art compendium that will serve as seminal reference for students, researchers, and professionals working with tuna biology, fisheries, and aquaculture worldwide.

Key Features

  • Incorporates and reviews the most recent information on tuna fisheries and aquaculture
  • Presents the most innovative production technologies in tuna aquaculture, from hatchery to market
  • Includes important information on tuna, derived from industry experience and academic research on larval rearing technology and grow out operations
  • Encompasses and discusses key topics such as genetics, diseases, nutrition, endocrinology, and reproduction, as well as developments, challenges, and future opportunities in tuna aquaculture
  • Provides the latest scientific methods and technologies to maximize efficiencies and production
  • Presents the independent and collective assessments, viewpoints, and visions of various scientists, all internationally recognized as authorities in the field


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

Table of Contents

    • About the Editors
    • Chapter 1. Overview on Status and Technological Advances in Tuna Aquaculture Around the World
      • Abstract
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Pacific Bluefin Tuna
      • 1.3 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
      • 1.4 Southern Bluefin Tuna
      • 1.5 Yellowfin Tuna and Other Tuna Species
      • 1.6 Health, Nutrition, and Genetics
      • 1.7 Moving to Commercial-Scale Hatchery Production
      • 1.8 Conclusions
      • References
    • Chapter 2. The Fisheries for Tunas in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
      • Abstract
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 The Principal Types of Fishing
      • 2.3 Development of the Fisheries
      • 2.4 The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
      • 2.5 Outlook for the Future
      • References
    • Chapter 3. Challenges Faced by Management of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Stock Related to the Development of Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna Farming
      • Abstract
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Management Challenges with the Dawn of a New Industry
      • 3.3 The New Monitoring Needs
      • 3.4 Population Declines
      • 3.5 A Rebuilding Population
      • 3.6 Ecosystem Impacts of Fishing and Farming
      • 3.7 Demand for Seafood Required to Sustain ABFT in Farms
      • 3.8 Changes in the Gear Used to Harvest ABFT
      • 3.9 Changes in the Ecological Communities Surrounding ABFT Cages
      • 3.10 Discussion
      • References
    • Chapter 4. From Ocean to Farm: Capture-Based Aquaculture of Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
      • Abstract
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 ABFT Fisheries
      • 4.3 Capture-Based Aquaculture (Farming and Fattening) of ABFT
      • 4.4 Problems
      • 4.5 Management and Conservation
      • 4.6 Conclusions
      • References
    • Chapter 5. Research on the Reproductive Biology and Early Life History of Yellowfin Tuna Thunnus albacares in Panama
      • Abstract
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Broodstock Development and Reproductive Biology in Captivity
      • 5.3 Laboratory Studies of YFT Larvae
      • 5.4 Laboratory Studies of Early Juveniles
      • 5.5 Summary of Aquaculture-Related Research on YFT
      • References
    • Chapter 6. Tuna Aquaculture in Europe
      • Abstract
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Production by Geographic Area
      • 6.3 Assessment of Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Tuna Stocks
      • 6.4 Tuna Farming Methodologies
      • 6.5 Preliminary European Research Efforts in Support of Tuna Farming
      • 6.6 Cooperative European Research Efforts in Support of Tuna Farming
      • 6.7 Future Prospects
      • References
    • Chapter 7. Reproduction, Broodstock Management, and Spawning in Captive Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
      • Abstract
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 Gametogenesis and Endocrine Cycles
      • 7.3 Captivity Effects on Gametogenesis and Endocrinology
      • 7.4 Hormonal Manipulation of Reproductive Functions
      • 7.5 Spawning of Captive-Reared Broodstocks
      • 7.6 Reproductive Biology and Spawning in ABFT—The Future
      • References
    • Chapter 8. Tuna Farming in Japan and Mexico
      • Abstract
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Farming in Japan
      • 8.3 Closed-Cycle Cultivation of PBFT in Japan
      • 8.4 Tuna Farming in Mexico
      • 8.5 Production
      • 8.6 Production by Geographic Area in Mexico
      • 8.7 Market Prices
      • 8.8 Future Prospects
      • References
    • Chapter 9. Ranching of Southern Bluefin Tuna in Australia
      • Abstract
      • 9.1 Introduction
      • 9.2 History
      • 9.3 SBFT Capture Methods
      • 9.4 SBFT Ranching
      • 9.5 Feeding Methods
      • 9.6 Nutrition and Feed Management
      • 9.7 Ranched SBFT Health
      • 9.8 The Future of SBFT Ranching in Australia
      • 9.9 Conclusion
      • References
    • Chapter 10. Southern Bluefin Tuna Captive Breeding in Australia
      • Abstract
      • 10.1 Introduction
      • 10.2 Life History of SBFT
      • 10.3 Captive Spawning
      • 10.4 Egg Incubation
      • 10.5 Larval Rearing
      • 10.6 Weaning and Nursery
      • References
    • Chapter 11. Diseases in Tuna Aquaculture
      • Abstract
      • 11.1 Introduction
      • 11.2 Immune Response
      • 11.3 Future Challenges
      • References
    • Chapter 12. Nutrition of Cultured Tuna Species
      • Abstract
      • 12.1 Introduction
      • 12.2 Composition of Wild Scombrid Prey
      • 12.3 Composition of Wild Scombrids
      • 12.4 Current Feeding Practices
      • 12.5 Toward Formulated Diets for Cultured Tuna
      • 12.6 Yake Niku: Spontaneous Burn-Flesh Syndrome, Stress, and Nutrition Management
      • 12.7 Future Perspectives and Global Considerations
      • References
    • Chapter 13. Genetics in Tuna Aquaculture
      • Abstract
      • 13.1 Introduction
      • 13.2 Target Traits in Tuna Breed Improvement
      • 13.3 Genetic Technologies in Tuna Breeding
      • 13.4 Protection of Intellectual Property of Tuna Aquaculture Products and Their Breeding Methods
      • References
    • Chapter 14. Tuna Economics and Markets
      • Abstract
      • 14.1 Introduction
      • 14.2 Managing the World Supply of Tuna
      • 14.3 Economics of Tuna Ranching
      • 14.4 The Markets for Farmed Tuna
      • 14.5 Summary
      • References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2015
  • Published: March 1, 2015
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124115064
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124114593

About the Editors

Daniel Benetti

Daniel Benetti, Chairman of the Division of Marine Affairs and Policy, University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and Associate Professor and Director of Aquaculture. He has extensive experience for private and government sectors in > 20 countries throughout 5 continents for over 30 years. He is the Scientific Coordinator of Hatchery and Offshore Aquaculture Projects carrying out interdisciplinary research and technology transfer for the development of sustainable aquaculture projects in the US and across the world. He is on the Board of Directors of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation/ Cape Eleuthera Institute/The Island School in the Bahamas; a Science Advisory Board member, Seafood Watch, Monterey Bay Aquarium; a Science Steering Committee member, World Wildlife Fund SCAD; an Independent Expert Evaluator, EU Commission Directorate Gen. Research & Innovation; an Independent Expert Evaluator, Panel Member, Norwegian Research Council; and an Independent Expert Science Advisor, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chariman, Division of Marine Affairs and Policy, Associate Professor and Director of Aquacurlture, School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA

Gavin Partridge

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist, Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research, Challenger Institute of Technology, Western Australia. Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Veterinary & Life Sciences. Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Alejandro Buentello

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor Texas A&M University--Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences; Iowa State University--Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management; University of Maryland Baltimore County--Department of Marine Biotechnology, USA

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