Saint-Paul, Ulrich (2017) Native fish species boosting Brazilian’s aquaculture development - Espécies nativas de peixes impulsionam o desenvolvimento da aquicultura brasileira. Acta of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, 5 (1). pp. 1-9. DOI

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Brazil’s aquaculture production has increased rapidly during the last two decades, growing from basically zero in the 1980s to over one half million tons in 2014. The development started with introduced international species such as shrimp, tilapia, and carp in a very traditional way, but has shifted to an increasing share of native species and focus on the domestic market. Actually 40 % of the total production is coming from native species such tambaquí (Colossoma macropomum), tambacu (hybrid from female C. macropomum and male Piaractus mesopotamicus). Other species like pirarucu (Arapaima gigas) or surubim (Pseudoplatystoma spp.) are considered to have a high production potential. Aquaculture products are mainly market locally. There is still a need to solve technical and financial problems with regards to future aquaculture development. But as species selection to meet the national demand has been concluded there is a big chance that Brazilian’s aquaculture development will become a success story.

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Research affiliation: Ecology > Mangrove Ecology
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ISSN: 2357-8068
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 13:39
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 12:58

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