Production of Artificial Mollusk Seed Begins

The laboratory in El Triunfo Port, El Salvador, will produce conch, donkey helmet and Pacific oyster seeds, and it will allow cultivation testing.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

With the operation of the modern artificial mollusk seed production laboratory, which opened today in El Triunfo Port, Usulután, the Shellfish Aquaculture Development Project in El Salvador will be able to meet expectations, supported by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and implemented by the Center for Fishing and Aquaculture Development (CENDEPESCA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG).

According to the Director General of CENDEPESCA, Manuel Oliva, the priority of the modern laboratory continues to be working on improving the quality of life of small-scale fishermen through mollusk aquaculture, with a focus on the sustainable use of natural resources.

To achieve this goal, the laboratory will produce mollusk (curil conch, donkey helmet and Pacific oyster) seeds and conduct cultivation testing of these species, with different “model groups” of small-scale fishermen in Jiquilisco Bay and La Unión coast.

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A press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador reads:

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