Development of a detailed procedure for the breeding of the mugilid thicklip grey mullet (chelon labrosus): a species with commercial perspectives and ecotoxicologically relevant

Culture of mullets (Chelon labrosus) Thanks to a national innovation project called “Optimization of maturation and spawning processes of the mugilid Chelon labrosus (Optimización del proceso de maduración y desovedel mugílido (Chelonlabrosus))” we succeeded in the induction of spawning in this mugilid species . Fry individuals reared in the facilities of each participant are still maintained for future works. These individuals will get the maturity stage next year.. Thicklip grey mullets We believe that this species could be appropriate to be produced by sustainable aquaculture, since it is omnivorous and it seems to be available in European seas. Furthermore, its resistance to polluted environments makes this species very suitable for environmental health assessment in European estuarine and littoral waters. Its adaptation to captivity conditions will allow its application as a model marine fish in research studies. We have created a union between education centres all around the world with the proper installations needed to test and close the reproductive cycle of this species. Our centre would coordinate the education centres and the logistics related to the species between the centres and the companies or research centres that can be located anywhere in Europe, guaranteeing the survival and well-being of the species. Five-ten centres own breeders and two year old fishes in fattening stage suitable to close the reproductive cycle in captivity. We think that a total work of two to three years will allow us to obtain optimal results.
Sectors of Activity:
Other Sector of Activity:
Aquaculture Training Centre, Diving, Navigation and Naval Machines
Funding Options:
Close reproduction cycle in captive of mullet Chelon labrosus
Training Centres, aquaculture businesses and research centers throughout Europe.
Main activities:
Control of maturation and production of viable eggs Chelon labrosus.
Main deliverables:
Eggs, larvae and juveniles of this species
Partners needed:
Research and training centers, universities and companies across Europe.
2015-16 Academic season: Make contacts with potential partners for developing projects and possibility of starting the power control and maturation in stabled ssp. 2016-17 Academic season: Ssp distribution and transfer to project partners. Getting viable and controlled eggs. Exchange of professionals and students between institutions. 2017-18 Academic season: Protocols for obtaining repetition placed. Exchange of professionals and students between institutions. Taskforce and meetings on results obtained.
Geographical target area:
United Kingdom
Budget: We hope to get funding from other European programs and own resources.
Name of Organisation: C.P.I.F.P. MARÍTIMO ZAPORITO
Paseo de la Magdalena s/n
San Fernando
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Country: Spain
Contact person: 
Juan a. Calderón Rodríguez
Coordinador Área de Acuicultura
+34 956 243449
+34 956 243466