AgriMarine, university partner on bluefin farming


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
June 26, 2011

AgriMarine Holdings on Monday announced that it is teaming up with Japan’s Tokai University to farm bluefin tuna using the company’s proprietary solid-wall closed-containment systems.

The Vancouver-based aquaculture technology company will collaborate with Tokai University’s School of Marine Science and Technology in Shimizu to establish the husbandry and design parameters for rearing bluefin tuna in closed containment on a commercial scale. Tokai University’s research has led to patents related to bluefin tuna juvenile feeding and husbandry.

“We look forward to working with Tokai University. This project represents another avenue to demonstrate the application of the company’s containment and life support technology with a very high-value, high-margin species,” said AgriMarine CEO Richard Buchanan. 

“AgriMarine’s strategy is to prove that our technology has the flexibility to operate in various aquatic environments, that it can be used to rear high value finfish species and that it can be deployed close to markets, around the world,” he explained. ?“With our Pacific salmon and trout rearing facilities in China and Canada, and with our research projects into yellow croaker and bluefin tuna, we are positioning the company to become the leader in sustainable aquaculture production technologies.”

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