Category Archive: Sea cucumber

This category includes posts related to the reproduction and farming systems of sea cucumber species

Dec 01 2013

Seed production of sea cucumber in Mauritius

Credit: Boodhun Ramcharrun (Mauritius) In addition to the ecological role of sea cucumber in nutrient recycling, there is a growing demand on sea cucumber (known when processed as Bèche-de-mer) in Mauritius whether for food or for medicinal purposes. Starting 2005, the Albion Fisheries Research Centre (AFRC) has launched a program to develop technologies for the …

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Sep 28 2012

l’holothuriculture à Madagascar (in French)

Credit: Vero Rahantarimalala and Lanto Henriette Razafintsalama (Madagascar) Technique d’élevage: Reproduction artificielle et élevage larvaire en écloserie Pré-grossissement en bassins Grossissement en milieux naturels en enclos Pratiquée sur les côtes Sud-Ouest de Madagascar Une photo montre la écloserie que la deuxième photo montre l’holothurie de sable (Holothuria scabra) qui est une espèce clé holothuries. Note: …

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Sep 18 2012

Spawning and nursing of sea cucumber Holothuria scabra (sandfish) in Vietnam

Credit: Rayner Pitt (United Kingdom) This file addresses the spawning and nursing of sand fish (Holothuria scabra). Technical components begin with the acquision of sea cucumber broodstock and spawning as well as the facilities required. The management of spawning and nursing operations are covered especially in regard to water management and feeding throughout all phases …

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Mar 19 2012

Construction of sea cucumber pens for Sandfish (Holothuria scabra) in Vietnam

Credit: Rayner Pitt (United Kingdom) This photo shows one of the first sandfish (Holothuria scabra) pens that were constructed in Vietnam. Upon the construction, it was thought the pen walls had to stand higher than the surface of the sea. Later it was realized that fences standing only about 50cm above the sea floor were …

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Feb 09 2012

Sea cucumber trial ponds in Vietnam

Credit: Rayner Pitt (United Kingdom) The photo (A) shows a general view,  probably Van Ninh area where the World Fish Center had a group of research ponds including those used for sea cucumber research. The photo (B) shows some of these ponds under preparation, perhaps for sea cucumber farming trials in combination with babylon snails. The …

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Feb 08 2012

Containment nets for sea cucumber juveniles (sandfish – Holothuria scabra)

Credit: Rayner Pitt (United Kingdom) The three photos a, b and c show the followings: a) small white ‘hapa’ bag (0.45mm mesh) for first-nursery rearing of small juveniles directly from hatchery b) large white bag-net (1.0mm mesh) for second nursery of juveniles (after first nursery in a hapa or outdoor tank) c) pen (fenced area) …

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Feb 08 2012

Conditioning settlement plates for sea cucumber

Credit: Rayner Pitt (United Kingdom) This photo shows stacks of plates being conditioned before being put into a larval rearing tank for settlement. At that time either cultured algae were added to the water in the conditioning tank, or unfiltered seawater was allowed to run through it. (This latter method may have contributed to the …

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Dec 20 2011

Sea cucumber – Storage of sand fish (Holothuria scabra) broodstock

Credit: Rayner Pitt (United Kingdom) Sand fish (Holothuria scabra) Broodstock storage in sea pens and cages, in lobster farming area (2001). Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or more. This is expected …

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Dec 20 2011

Sea cucumber – nursery of sand fish (Holothuria scabra)

Credit: Rayner Pitt (United Kingdom) Sorting small batches of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) juveniles for nursery rearing experiments in outdoor tanks (2002). Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or more. This is expected …

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Dec 20 2011

Sea cucumber – Breeding of sand fish (Holothuria scabra)

Credit: Rayner Pitt (United Kingdom): Wild-caught sandfish stored and on-grown in a farmer’s pond before being used for breeding experiments (2000). Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or more. This is expected …

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