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Amazonian fish has potential to become Brazil’s commodity on the global market

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A fish species with high fry production, high growth rates, a primarily vegetarian diet, resistance to low amounts of oxygen in the water, and good market demand is a fish farmer's dream.

Without significant investments in innovation and genetic improvement, the tambaqui, also known as black pacu or black cachama (Colossoma macropomum), met these characteristics and reached an annual production of 100,000 tons of . . .

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