IATTC - Achotines Laboratory


Research Programs

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Research Programs

Research on tunas

Early studies of black skipjack tuna

Yellowfin broodstock: capture and transport  

Yellowfin broodstock: feeding and growth rates

Yellowfin spawning

Studies of yellowfin eggs, larvae, and juveniles

Genetic studies of yellowfin tuna

IATTC-University of Miami joint studies









Research on snappers and corvinas

Spawning and rearing of snappers and corvinas

Collaborative research

The IATTC staff maintains close affiliations with universities, government agencies, and private research organizations and institutions at local, national, and international levels. Scientists from various institutions, including the University of Tokyo (Japan), Universidad de Panamá (Panama), University of Istanbul (Turkey), University of Washington, Cornell University, University of Michigan, California State University at Fullerton, Northern Arizona University, Yale University, University of Miami (USA), Universidad de Oriente (Venezuela), Australian Institute of Marine Science, Florida Marine Research Institute, Japan Sea Farming Association, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, have participated in the early life history program and other research at the Achotines Laboratory.