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September 5, 2013

Spain

Polychaete Farming System

 

Since 1995, Ecocultivos Marinos, a company dedicated to fishing, aquaculture and service activities related to them, has been working on the reproductive biology of polychaetes, marine worms that are widely used in broodstock diets.  Polychaetes contain highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFAs) that optimize oocyte maturation in shrimp.  Ecocultivos Marinos has developed a system to farm the polychaete Lumbrineris impatiens.  It’s a simple, low-cost, easy to use system, designed to produce enough polychaetes to supply a medium-sized broodstock facility.  No special skills are required.  The company licenses the technology and supplies technical assistance.  Pescanova has been testing the system at a shrimp farm in Huelva, Spain.

 

Information: Dr. Francisco Javier Tobías Jiménez, Ecocultivos Marinos, S.A., Calle Del Pare Palau, 6, Tarragona 43001, Tarragon, Spain (email fjtobiasj@gmail.com).

 

Source: Email to Shrimp News International from Francisco Javier Tobías Jiménez.  Subject: News/Farming Polychaetes.  September 4, 2013.

 

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