“Raising tuna in a tank close to reality,” promises a headline in the Miami Herald. Aquaculture researchers at the University of Miami’s Rsenstiel School in Florida are working on raising blackfin tuna in a tank. The scientists have yet to get the tuna to spawn.
“Worldwide, success in growing tuna on fish farms has been halting at best,” writes Susan Cocking for the Herald. “But efforts continue because of their nutritional and monetary value.”
The director of the program, Dan Benetti, calls tuna the “holy grail” of aquaculture.
Photo of home aquarium courtesy of Richardfabi and Wikimedia Commons.