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.