Time magazine has recognized Clean Seas Tuna as one of its 50 Best Inventions of 2009.
The Australian aquaculture company’s breakthrough in southern bluefin tuna breeding was named the world’s second best invention behind NASA’s Ares 1 rocket and ahead of the AIDS vaccine.
“By coaxing the notoriously fussy southern bluefin to breed in landlocked tanks, Clean Seas may finally have given the future of bluefin aquaculture legs (or at least a tail),” said Time.
“Our achievement is a world first and a major stepping stone to presenting the world with a sustainable food resource for the future,” said Hagen Stehr, Clean Seas founder. “It is with confidence that Clean Seas Tuna will shortly commence commercializing its achievements to grow and produce southern bluefin tuna.”
Last month, the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna agreed to a 20 percent cut in the southern bluefin tuna quota for 2010 and 2011.
This weekend, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas agreed to slash the 2010 eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna quota by more than one-third.