Oceanic Aquaculture will team up with URI Hatchery expert to produce full Sustainable Tuna

Our ultimate goal is to achieve full sustainable product raised from eggs in hatchery, with minimum or no capture of wildstock. Professor Terry Bradley at University of Rhode Island (URI) is now focusing on closing the life cycle of Yellowfin tuna and will team up with Oceanic Aquaculture, using our Baja site to collect Tuna eggs and multiply the chances of success.

So much fish is raised “egg to plate” today — including salmon, shrimp, tilapia and catfish — that nearly half of the seafood consumed by Americans comes from aquaculture. So why not tuna, Bradley and Mottur ask. The fish fetches top dollar at seafood restaurants and sushi bars.“It’s kind of like the holy grail in aquaculture,” says Bradley.

To read the full article about Terry Bradley and Peter Mottur’s venture, click here: http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20130705-uri-professor-newport-entrepreneur-explore-farming-yellowfin-tuna.ece

Grrenfin tank photo