Programa de Acuicultura.

Strategic Line III

Biology and Development of Technologies for Fish Cultivation

Responsible: Dra. Minerva Concepción Maldonado García

Developing Functional Feed for Marine Fish Farming through Innovative Design and Manufacturing Strategies for Extruded Feed, on a Pilot Scale

Responsible: Dr. Roberto Civera Cerecedo

The objective of the current project is to develop a pilot plant for the production of extruded feed for marine fish, which will permit validation of results of joint research with collaborating institutions in the area of nutrition.

Research in the Area of Detection and Management of Disease in Cultivated Marine Fish (Including Totoaba macdonaldi, Lutjanus sp. and Seriola sp.)

Responsible: Dr. Juan Carlos Pérez Urbiola

We will carry out research on biological methods of parasite control in cultivated marine fish. We will determine the value of the fishes' state of health, and study the possibility of raising the immune system capacity of the host. With these actions we hope to strengthen the enterprise enough for it to get successfully established.

Innovación en alimentos balanceados funcionales de nueva generación para el cultivo de peces marinos del Pacífico y dulceacuícolas de interés comercial aplicando la Hurdle Technology.

Responsable: Dra. Paola Magallón Servín
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Effects of Photoperiod and Fadrozole in the Expression of the Aromatase Gene CYP19 and Sexual Inversion in Breeding Leopard Groupers Mycteroperca rosacea

Responsable: Dra. Danitzia Adriana Guerrero Tortolero

In this project we are working with ovarian, cerebral and hepatic tissue from the leopard grouper M. rosacea. Lacking information about genetic regulation through the gene CYP19  for the enzyme aromatase, involved in sexual differentiation and gonadic maturity, the objectives of this research were focused on recognizing how this gene is expressed on the molecular level using the polymerase chain reaction technique (PCR), to evaluate the amplicons obtained through electrophoresis, and identify the 16S y COI regions, to date not described for this species.

Technological Development for the Operation of a Pilot Laboratory for the Production of Pacific Red Snapper, Lutjanus peru, and the Construction of Farming Prototypes

Responsable: Dr. Vicente Gracia López

This project is focused on the cultivation of the Pacific red snapper, Lutjanus peru. This species has been made use of extensively on the northwestern coast of Mexico, principally in the states of Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa and Nayarit. The current capture level of this species justifies the existing urgency to implement cooperative efforts towards developing a constant production of fry, as much to prevent collapse in the fisheries as to promote their commercial cultivation and to support sustainable commercial and sport fishing.