Scientists Make Progress Breeding Yellow Tang

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A group of researchers at the Oceanic Institute has taken giant strides in breeding the popular aquarium fish, yellow tang.

Researcher Chatham Callan says the project grew out of a need to conserve coral reefs. Every year, more than 300,000 yellow tang are collected and sold from Hawaii waters. Callan hopes raising yellow tang in captivity can reduce further damage to Hawaii’s reefs. Callan and his colleagues have seen significant progress in the past few years …and hope these new breeding techniques will eventually lead to the successful cultivation of one of the most collected aquarium fish.

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An article on the development of yellow tang by Callan and other researchers at the Oceanic Institute can be found in the latest issue of Global Aquaculture Advocate.

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(Molly Solomon / HPR News)