Low Trophic Life Webinar: “Hormonal induction in Arapaima Gigas (Pirarucu)”

Photos in collage by Laíza Maria De Jesus Silva , and Rosa Souza, EmBraPa.

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to postpone the upcoming Low Trophic Life webinar. The registration has therefore been closed. We plan to re-schedule the webinar on arapaima gigas for 29th June. We apologise for the incovencience.
The next Low Trophic Webinar will run as planned on Thursday 29th April at 14:00 PM. The topic for this webinar will be IMTA and abalone farming in South Africa. More information to come shortly on our website and social channels. We hope to see you there!


Arapaima gigas is one of the world’s largest freshwater fish. It is a promising candidate for freshwater aquaculture development in Brazil due to its high growth rate and meat quality. But the lack of reproductive control in captivity has limited the expansion of Arapaima farming. Can hormonal induction protocols play a key role?

Laíza Maria De Jesus Silva is a biologist focusing on reproduction in native fishes. She is involved in AquaVitae as a postdoctoral researcher at Caunesp – the Centre of Aquaculture at São Paulo State University (UNESP). She has a master’s degree in Animal Science and Technology and a PhD in Aquaculture from the same university.

Event Details

Thu 25 Mar 2021
14:00 CET / 15:00 CAT / 10:00 GMT-3