Spreading program on sea cucumber aquaculture and fisheries.


FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia)
CCVV (Centro Ciência Viva de Tavira)


During several years (2012-2018) Dr. Wangüemert carried out educational actions spreading the value of sea cucumbers as new aquaculture and fishery resource in Portugal. Basic concepts about internal and external morphology of this group, singularities, economical and ecological value, were explained. A review the main commercial sea cucumber species inhabiting Portuguese waters was also done and the current status of their stocks analysed. The main advances on sea cucumber aquaculture developed in Ria Formosa (South Portugal) were also showed. From these actions, spreading material was created including posters, brochures and flyers, being the target public professional schools (fisheries and aquaculture technicians), institutes, public schools, non profit organizations, fishermen, shellfish farmers, teachers and investigators.