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.
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)