Reduction of mercury levels in cultured bluefin tuna, Thunnus
orientalis, using feed with relatively low mercury levels.
Common names Species Sawtooth barracuda Sphyraena putnamiae Blacktail barracuda Sphyraena qenie Pickhandle barracuda Sphyraena jello Sharpfin barracuda Sphyraena acutipinnis Yellowtail barracuda Sphyraena flavicauda Striped bonito Sarda orientalis Sailfish Istiophorus platypterus Frigate tuna Auxis thzard thzard Longtail tuna Thunnus
tonggol Yellowfin tuna Thunnus
albacares Kingfish Scomberomorus commerson Queenfish Scomberoides commersonnianus Table 2.
Companies it has invested in include telecommunications giants Celtel and MTN, fish processor Thunnus
Overseas Group, financial services firms Group NSIA, Continental Re, and Financial Bank (now Oragroup), consumer products Societe d'Articles Hygieniques and entertainment and communications firm Wananchi Group.
Leveraging its African private equity expertise, ECP has begun deploying capital from Africa Fund III, making four investments totaling over US$180 million: Financial Bank, which provides banking services in six countries in Central and West Africa; Wananchi Group, the Zuku-branded pay television and high-speed internet provider in East Africa; Groupe NSIA, the West and Central Africa insurer; and the Madagascar and Cote d'Ivoire based Thunnus
Overseas Group which provides 25% of the canned tuna in the French market.
These are Thunnus
Overseas Group, a seafood canning and processing business based in Cote d'Ivoire and Madagascar; Mixta, S.
tonggol (10%), Katsuwonus pelamis (5%) and other species (12%) were t.
These include Mixta Africa, a housing company that operates mainly in North Africa; the Thunnus
Overseas Group with operations in CEote d'Ivoire and Madagascar, and which exports canned tuna mainly to France and other European markets; and South Africa-based Buildworks Group Limited, involved in energy infrastructure and heavy building materials.
Investment in Thunnus
Overseas Group, market-leading processor and distributor, further diversifies ECP's portfolio
5 million edible pounds, and the two leading species caught were bigeye tuna, Thunnus
obesus, and yellowfin tuna, Thunnus
ECP has invested some capital from Africa Fund III with four investments totalling over $180m in Financial Bank, which provides banking in six countries in Central and West Africa; Wananchi Group, a pay television and high-speed Internet provider in East Africa; Groupe NSIA, an insurance company in West and Central Africa; and Thunnus
Overseas Group in Madagascar and CEote d'Ivoire, which cans tuna.
thynnus Sources: FDA ; Stratton and Taylor .
Identification of Thunnus
tuna species by the polymerase chain reaction and direct sequence analysis of their mitochondrial cytochrome-b gene.
Spawning time, frequency, and batch fecundity of yellowfin tuna, Thunnus
albacares, near Clipperton Atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Evaluation of weaker circle hooks to release bluefin tuna, Thunnus
thynnus, in the yellowfin tuna, Thunnus
albacares, longline fishery;
Environmental preferences of bigeye tuna, Thunnus
obesus, in the Indian Ocean: an application to a longline fishery.