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Biotechnology to farm sea cucumber and yellowtail snapper under development

MEXICO
Monday, December 22, 2014, 00:40 (GMT + 9)

A team of specialists from the Regional Centre for Fisheries Research (CRIP) of the National Fisheries Institute (Inapesca) in Yucalpeten, Yucatan, is working on the development of biotechnology for growing sea cucumber (Isostichopus badionotus) and yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus). Through this initiative, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) aims to establish a proper management of these resources, which have high demand and market value, and implement farming technologies that help reduce the current fishing pressure. CRIP’s research coordinator, Magali Zacarias Soto, said that they plan to create a production unit of larval and juvenile sea cucumber and yellowtail snapper. The installation of the seed production unit of marine organisms within the premises of CRIP Yucalpeten began this year. Three lab... FULL STORY

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