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Farmed tuna hardy, healthy

by the Fish Site Editor
31 August 2006, at 1:00am

AUSTRALIA - The southern bluefin tuna aquaculture industry should thank its lucky stars the species can cope with caged conditions, according to a doctor specialised in tuna health. Brisbane company DigsFish Services director Ben Diggles, said he was pleased to see tuna health was a topic on the agenda at the 2006 Australasian Aquaculture conference held in Adelaide over the past three days. Dr Diggles said the tuna species was &quot;relatively disease free&quot;, which was why it could be successfully farmed in cages. &quot;The industry is lucky the tuna is a very immunologically competent animal and can cope with captivity very well,&quot; Dr Diggles said. <i>Source: Port Lincoln Times</i>

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