Why haven't we tamed the tuna already? I want to run a tuna farm in the Pacific.

Why haven't we tamed the tuna already? I want to run a tuna farm in the Pacific.

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tasteless, mushy, nutritionally poor and medicine full tuna
    we already have farmed salmon for that

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    What if we could chum them enough to make them abandon their migration and live near tuna outposts.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    theres a ton of factors determining how easy or difficult it is to raise fish in captivity. Not only would tuna be one of the largest fish you could keep but they might be the fastest. They are also open water fish so I bet the fact that they could see anything besides open water would probably freak them out. I would imagine they would either try to jump out or smash their heads into the side.

    I sometimes think that certain captivity messes with certain migratory animals' sensory organs and some of them just cant adapt well enough to survive. I wonder how well this is studied but I know they cant keep great whites in tanks for long and they have strange behavior.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    the majority of large pelagic fish are basically impossible to keep in captivity for extended periods of time, let alone have them be comfortable enough to reproduce

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe get a job at one, and see whether you really like the fish business?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      at a tuna farm?

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    We already have tuna farms though?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      They're not really farms, they're more like aquatic feedlots. The tuna in the pens weren't raised captive they're wild juvenile stock that gets penned in. So far there is no known method to get bluefin tuna to reproduce in captivity.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >So far there is no known method to get bluefin tuna to reproduce in captivity.
        Come again?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >More antiobiotic use
          As opposed to none? Can't boomers be dead already

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oooh I know this one
    It’s because tuna utilize ram breathing, they have to dart through the ocean continuously to oxygenate their gills as it runs across them. You can’t have them
    In a pen. At least that’s what a video I watched last night about tunas said

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      we have the technology to make pens with currents and waves

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >forced to be strapped in a pen, unabated to move, with a wave generator slapping you in the face endlessly, for at least a year until you are fat enough to be slaughtered
        ah sweet, man-made horrors beyond comprehension

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          food don't have feelings

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            They aren’t food until they die you goober.

            Food is a made up word anyway, we’re the same being repurposing itself.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              If the current is strong enough the fish won't know the difference. Suspend them on a gurney in a pool just big enough to hold them and allow them to turn, paint the walls blue. They will have no clue they aren't in open water.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cool. I'm going to eat you now. You better not scream.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        The cost to build one and maintain it may be too much for our simple aquafarmer.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe you can herd them like they used to with cattle back in the days.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        interesting idea. herding tuna with drones

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          They're sanic fast in the water. The fish that eat them are marlin and sailfish.
          You would have a hard time keeping up with them.
          On top of that tuna themselves eat a lot of fish which is why they have that nice steaky meat.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ah yes, eating fish makes for steaky meat. Just like a steak from a cow, those eat lots of fish too

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hear me out. What if they were just constantly being blasted with seawater, like from a huge hose? It would be super oxygenated and cheaper than building a giant pool. You could just hand feed them and the meat will be nice and fatty since they wouldn't be swimming around.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is the worst idea ever... and i love it, i want to hand fed a tuna that lives by being blasted with a hose

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          I mean Mongolians spread crucian carps everywhere by keeping them under their saddles with some wet hay and bettas get shipped in damp newspaper so why not as long as the body is kept moist and oxygen gets in the gills

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    because there's plenty more tuna in the sea

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    They're huge fricking fish, and have a natural range that is massive.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      We can breed them smaller and keep them in floating pens.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can't we give them water treadmills? They are too dumb to know the difference

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Something like this. If you want to make it superfancy, put in a machine that circulates the water.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Called raceways
          We do use that for some aquaculture

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Can't we give them water treadmills?
        But how would they run on them? They don't have feet.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe he can use one of the smaller species

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Or breed them to be small. People acting like the current domesticated animals were always the same.

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Be the first OP. Don't let your dreams be dreams. Make them starkist your ass

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