In recent years, there has been growing interest in Seriola sp. as a candidate for
aquaculture around the world.
There are a number of species in the genus Seriola (Carangidae). Yellowtail
kingfish Seriola lalandi is one of the best known Seriola species and can be found in
the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans. S. lalandi is grown commercially in Japan,
South Korea, Australia, Chile and Mexico. Two commercial recirculation systems
(RAS) operate in Europe and several others are in different stages of development.
S. lalandi is a temperate species suitable for growing in warmer water (16°C-27°C).
Yellowtail kingfish is an ideal fish for aquaculture given its very high growth rate and
high regard as a marine fish attracting high market prices.
The fish is suitable for recirculating systems and can grow at high densities, far
higher than other species, such as gilthead seabream and European seabass. It is
relatively easy to culture and, unlike some other Seriola sp. (such as Amber Jack S.
dumerili), it can spawn year-around without being induced.
Over the years, using her expertise in food technology and phytomedicine, Ms
Kolkovski has developed several products for marine organisms (microdiets, live
food enrichments). Specifically, Ms Kolkovski developed broodstock additives for
Seriola sp. that support and boost the hormonal cycle for out-of-season broodstock.
Other natural products include larvae support additives that boost the immune
system and improve growth and survival, live feed additives that reduce bacterial
proliferations and antiparasitic natural additives that reduce parasite infections in
Chile. 'From no production to full production'
Completed hatchery renovation. Yellowtail kingfish hatchery renovation including
larvae tank re-work and installation of new innovative outlet filters (preventing oil
film and eliminating the need of surface skimmers), self-cleaning tank installation,
revised live feed production unit.
Broodstock nutrition program