Submitted to: Aquaculture Engineering Society Issues Forum Proceedings
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/28/2009
Publication Date: 9/30/2009
Citation: Riche, M.A., Weirich, C.R., Pfeiffer, T.J., Wills, P.S., Davis, M. 2009. Trials advance low-salinity culture of Cobia, Pompano, and other species . Aquaculture Engineering Society Issues Forum Proceedings. 12(2):2-4. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: An ongoing collaborative research effort between scientists of the USDA Agricultural Research Service and aquaculture researchers of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University to develop technologies for rearing fish in low salinity recirculating aquaculture systems is making strides. The collaborative research program utilizes a integrated approach to address bottlenecks in reproduction, larval culture, nutrition, recirculating system design and operation, and management and production strategies for growing marine finfish to market size at inland facility from the coast. Research has been conducted with several species including southern flounder, hybrid striped bass, red drum, and black sea bass. More recently, research is focusing on developing technologies to rear Florida pompano and cobia from egg to market. An ongoing review of the program and an overview of the research of the different project components are presented.