VLADIVOSTOK. October 1. VOSTOK-MEDIA - Scientists from Vladivostok-based TINRO-Centre research institute have visited the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute of the Republic of Korea, Elena Erkhova, a spokeswoman for TINRO-Centre, told Vostok-Media news agency.
The visit was arranged in the framework of the Russia-Korea exchange program. The delegation from the Pacific Research Fisheries Center has visited Busan as well as other Korean cities.
“The purpose of our trip is to conduct joint research in the sphere of invertebrate mariculture,” – the chief of TINRO Laboratory of Marine Invertebrate Reproduction Galina Viktorovskaya, said. “Sure enough, the biotechnologies, which currently being used by Korean research-and-production centers for cultivation of trepang, for example, are different from what we have in our country now. As is well known, TINRO-Centre is engaged in trepang farming and development of new biotechnologies for cultivation of invertebrates. The center conducts researches at Zapovednoye Mariculture Research-and-Production facility, located at Kievka Bay, Lazarovsky District, Primorsky Krai. Our main concern is to protect trepang larviculture and growout from diseases. It is no mere chance that we were very interested in adopting experience of our neighbor country in farming of sea cucumber and other marine species. But it turned out that our Korean counterparts rarely face such problems. The thing is that in South Korea such plants use very efficient water-treatment systems, which renders raw water completely safe for trepang and scallops.