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.
Through a cooperation agreement in Panama research will begin into the life and reproductive biology of tuna fish.
Funded by the Japanese government, the project brings together several agencies to study the possibilities of tuna farming tuna in ponds.
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.
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.
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