Aquaculture could be a sustainable alternative to fishing for tuna but achieving commercial-scale production has proven challenging.
The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Achotines Laboratory in southern Panama is the world’s only facility with nearly year-round availability of tuna eggs and larvae. A study is comparing the reproductive biology, genetics and early life history of yellowfin and Pacific
Mexico has a wide diversity of areas and water temperatures that are suitable for a variety of aquaculture species.
Research at the Achotines Laboratory in Panama has been inconclusive involving probiotic treatments of first-feeding larval tuna and the rotifers they eat.