Scorpaena scrofa: A Promising Aquaculture Candidate for Sicilian Aquaculture
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC), National Research Council (CNR), Section of Messina, Spianata S. Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Monique Mancuso
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC)-National Research Council (CNR)-Section of Messina
Spianata S. Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 06, 2015 Accepted Date: July 08, 2015 Published Date: August 06, 2015
Citation: Mancuso M (2015) Scorpaena scrofa: A Promising Aquaculture Candidate for Sicilian Aquaculture. J Aquac Res Development 6:375. doi:10.4172/2155- 9546.1000375
Copyright: © 2015 Mancuso M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Scorpaena scrofa is a much appreciated species in the Mediterranean and Sicilian markets. The high quality of its meats, the excellent palatability and the high market value make this species a good candidate for the assessment on the new species farmed in aquaculture. In particular in Sicily was reported for the first time the natural spawning of S. scrofa kept in captivity at the experimental plant of Messina (IAMC-CNR). In my opinion, further experiments must be carried out, focused on: finding a suitable starting live food for red scorpion fish larvae, a suitable tanks environment to obtain a useful production of this important species.