Panama: $30 Million for Tuna Production

The country will install a laboratory for producing seeds, or fry, for yellowfin tuna.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

These fry would initially be exported to Mexico, Peru and Nicaragua, said the Ministry of Agricultural Development.

"Currently, Panama
already mass produces yellowfin tuna seeds", reports "Yoram Moussaief, president of Global Royal Fish Company, confirmed that Panama is the first country in the world in producing these seeds in a laboratory".

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Study on Sustainability of Tuna

November 2011

Through a cooperation agreement in Panama research will begin into the life and reproductive biology of tuna fish.

A press release from the Ministry of Economy and Finance reads:

After Panama having signed an agreement for international cooperation in early 2011 with the International Cooperation Agency of Japan (JICA) and the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission, , research on reproductive biology of life and Tuna sustainable purposes will be launched officially in our country

Tuna Aquaculture Investigation in Panama

December 2011

Funded by the Japanese government, the project brings together several agencies to study the possibilities of tuna farming tuna in ponds.

The shortage of tuna found by deep sea fishing has promoted this type of research, which is being led by the University of Kinski, who already produce on an industrial scale blue fin tuna, a species that dwells in temperate waters..

Central America Has Common Agenda for Tuna Assembly

May 2013

The region believes it is important to bring to the Annual Meeting of the IATTC an agenda regarding the responsible use of marine resources and sustainable operations which benefit the fishing resource.

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Agriculture of Costa Rica (MAG):

Closed Season for Tuna Fishing in Guatemala

June 2012

Guatemalan authorities have banned the fishing of all kinds of tuna in Pacific waters during the period 29 July - 28 September 2012 and between November 18 - January 18, 2013.

The prohibition by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA), is to allow for reproduction of tuna species such as yellowfin tuna, bigeye and skipjack.

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