Photo credit: Andres Delgado (Colombia)
Review: Andres Delgado and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)
The tanks in the inserted photo are a part of the facilities that belong to the Colombian Aquaculture Research Center (CENIACUA), Punta Canoa, Department of Bolívar, Colombia. These particular tanks have been used for the captive breeding research on tropical and marine species; “Cobia”, (Rachycentron canadum).
The culture of cobia which began in 2007 in Colombia, has gained popularity over time and hence called for the searching as well as staff training on areas of importance including diseases (especially during larviculture stage), broodstock management, live feed culture, and larviculture and grow-out at offshore sites.
A pioneering project on cobia aquaculture has been carried out in CENIACUA in collaboration with CEINER and the University of Miami in Florida (USA). This project is considered the first experience in mariculture in Colombia.