RE: NANFA-- Exotic news

Hoover, Jan J WES (
Tue, 29 Feb 2000 10:30:34 -0600

Two items from the Winter 2000 issue of AquaNews, an aquaculture newsletter
from Oregon State University:

The Agricultural Research Service is suggesting bighead carp as a tasty and
healthful alternative to dwindling stocks of tuna. Bighead carp meat "is
lighter, less oily, and lower in calories than tuna...with 60-70% of
consumers saying they would pay as much for [the] carp as for canned tuna."
[Apparently there was a recent report on this in Parade magazine]

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and the National Centre of
Fisheries Development stocked 50,000 tilapie fry in a lagoon in Ahuachapan,
El Salvador. The action was taken to aid "recovery of several crustacean
species." Fishing is prohiobited in the lagoon until fish have time to

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