Southern bluefin tuna

Thunnus maccoyii

Taxonomy
    • Osteichthyes
      • Scombriformes
        • Scombridae
          • Thunnus maccoyii
Distribution

Habitat
Temperature:
no data found yet
Salinity:
Sseawater
Photoperiod:
no data found yet
Substrate:
Sno
Trophic level:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Growth
Length:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Weight:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
Syes
Morphology:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Swimming
Home range:
Sdoes not apply
Depth:
S0.0-600.0 m
Speed:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Migration:
Soceanodromous
Type:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Reproduction
Nest building:
Sno
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
Sschool
Organisation:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Aggression:
no data found yet
Handling
Farming frequency:
8,000 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
Syes
Slaughter protocol:
Sprepared

Farming remarks

Thunnus maccoyii
Li1  ❘  Po2  ❘  Ce3

Farming of Thunnus maccoyii started in the 1970s mainly in Australia and Japan as a solution for the observed depletion of stocks and its high market value. This warm-blooded fish is an ocean cruiser, and therefore solutions for farming will be hampered by its need for space. There is already a fair amount of research on this species, but more knowledge is necessary regarding social interactions, stress, malformations and on the development of a humane stunning and slaughter method. Although it is mostly farmed from wild-caught individuals, rearing and housing of spawners should be improved.





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