Earth Ocean Farms releases juveniles of threatened Totoaba
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Earth Ocean Farms (EOF) announced its seventh release of 30,000 juvenile Totoaba as part of its commitment to preserving and protecting the species as a Management Unit for the Conservation of Wildlife.
The company specializes in state-of-the-art, off-shore aquaculture for the proliferation of native species such as Totoaba macdonaldi and red snapper. The release was completed with the support of federal and local governments as well as research institutions and community organizations as part of a restocking plan to repopulate the Sea of Cortez. Totoaba is an endemic species to the Gulf of California and is currently in a vulnerable population state.
“Over the past seven years, we have released 175,000 juvenile Totoaba. This means a lot to us, it is a contribution to the environment, to the protection of this iconic species for Mexico that only exists in the Sea of Cortez,” said Israel Marqueda, commercial director of EOF.
Pioneers in the commercial production of red snapper and Totoaba in Mexico, the company has a modern 8,000 m2, state-of-the-art hatchery in Baja California Sur.
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