Inapesca Develops Biotechnology for Utilisation of Whitefish

20 July 2012, at 1:00am

MEXICO - Scientists at the Fisheries Research Centre Ptzcuaro can now cultivate and reproduce whitefish (Chirostoma blind) the development of biotechnology.

The species is endemic to Lake Patzcuaro and its availability has declined in recent decades.

After several years research, the fish can now be cultivated and reproduced outside of its natural habitat.

This will allow the species to be preserved and recovered to their production levels, whilst also boosting employment for fishermen in the region.

Margarita Hernandez, leadind the project, explained that currently the Research Center of the Institute has a stock of 500,000 players, which were certified as genetically blind Chirostoma.