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FIS – Worldnews – Lionfish processed to feed marine species

Published on: 11/13/2012

A team of researchers from the Regional Fisheries Research Centre of Puerto Morelos and the Multidisciplinary Unit of Teaching and Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has developed technology for the commercial use of lionfish (Pterois sp).

The goal is to obtain fish feed from this fish for fattening yellowtail snapper that is farmed in floating cages in the production areas of the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, reported the National Fisheries Institute (Inapesca).

Scientists also hope that their research will also help mitigate the spread of this predatory fish, which is a threat to other resources of commercial interest in western Atlantic waters.

The lionfish protein will be used for high quality food processing at a lower cost, which will be beneficial to farmers and mariculturists in the country.

 

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