Cobia – a promising candidate for aquaculture in USA – Video

Video credit: Andria Melissa Ochoa Rodas (Guatemala) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)

This short video clip was filmed in the facility affiliated to the University of Miami (USA).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Based on its successful culture in first Taiwan and then after in various Asian countries, cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is believed to be a promising aquaculture candidate for tropical and subtropical marine fish aquaculture in the world. This warm-water marine species has been placed among the best aquaculture candidate species in the world.

The University of Miami (USA) has conducted significant research at an experimental hatchery targeting to develop and optimize advanced technology to demonstrate the viability of raising hatchery-reared cobia in the USA. It may worth mentioning that earlier attempts to culture cobia in the United States go back to 1970s using eggs collected from the wild. Afterwards and in the late 1990s, the first successful spawns were produced from broodstock in captivity.


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