The question that hangs over the future of the Bay of Biscay anchovy can be solved in three years if, as it appears, the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) achieves one anchovy breed in captivity will have the same fat, texture and flavor than the anchovy most valued today for its quality and price.

Carlos Fernandez Pato is the principal investigator of the project that will start the IEO, thanks to an agreement with the Government of Cantabria, to breed in captivity bocartes that will maintain quality assurance of Biscay anchovy, if you can not capture this fish at sea, as has been going on for over four years. In an interview with EFE, the biologist says that is possible, as with all marine species, breed bocartes and also the center that takes the IEO Santander already has specimens of this species, caught at sea, living perfectly Captive feeding of a feed prepared by the institute.


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