Submitted to: Global Aquaculture Advocate
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/9/2009
Publication Date: 2/14/2009
Citation: Riche, M.A., Weirich, C.R., Pfeiffer, T.J., Wills, P.S., Davis, M. 2009. Trials advance low-salinity culture of cobia, pompano, other species [abstract]. Global Aquaculture Advocate. 12(1):32-34. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: A collaborative effort between the Agricultural Research Service of USDA and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute of Florida Atlantic University, which was established to develop technologies for rearing marine fish in low-cost, energy efficient low-salinity recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) is making strides. The program brings together a diverse group of researchers utilizing a holistic and integrated approach to address bottlenecks in reproduction, larval culture, nutrition, recirculating system design and components, and management and production strategies for ongrowing marine fish to market size. Work has been conducted with species as diverse as southern flounder, summer flounder, hybrid striped bass, and black sea bass. More recently, research is focusing on developing technologies to rear Florida pompano and cobia from egg to market. This article reviews some of the recent advances.