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Research Project: Integrated Research to Improve Aquatic Animal Health in Warmwater Aquaculture

Location: Aquatic Animal Health Research

Title: StriperHub: Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) aquaculture

Author
item READING, BENJAMIN - North Carolina State University
item ANDERSON, LINNEA - North Carolina State University
item Abernathy, Jason
item BERLINSKY, DAVID - University Of New Hampshire
item BOLTON, GREG - North Carolina State University
item BORSKI, RUSSELL - North Carolina State University
item CERINO, DAVID - Carteret Community College
item CIARAMELLA, MICHAEL - Cornell University - New York
item CLARK, ROBERT - North Carolina State University
item FRINSKO, MICHAEL - North Carolina Cooperative Extension
item Fuller, Adam
item GABEL, STEVE - North Carolina Cooperative Extension
item Green, Bartholomew - Bart
item HALL, STEVE - North Carolina State University
item HERBST, ERIC - North Carolina Sea Grant
item HOPPER, MICHAEL - North Carolina State University
item KENTER, LINAS - University Of New Hampshire
item LOPEZ, FRANK - North Carolina Sea Grant
item NASH, BARRY - North Carolina Sea Grant
item PARKER, MATTHEW - Maryland Sea Grant
item QUAGRAINIE, KWAMENA - Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
item Rawles, Steven - Steve
item WANG, HANPING - The Ohio State University

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/16/2022
Publication Date: 11/7/2022
Citation: Reading, B.J., Anderson, L.K., Abernathy, J.W., Berlinsky, D.L., Bolton, G., Borski, R.J., Cerino, D., Ciaramella, M., Clark, R.W., Frinsko, M.O., Fuller, S.A., Gabel, S., Green, B.W., Hall, S., Herbst, E., Hopper, M., Kenter, L.W., Lopez, F., Nash, B., Parker, M., Quagrainie, K., Rawles, S.D., Wang, H. 2022. StriperHub: Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) aquaculture [abstract]. The North Carolina Coastal Conference. North Carolina Sea Grant. November 7-8. NC State University McKimmon Center Raleigh, NC.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: StriperHub is one of the NOAA National Sea Grant Aquaculture Hubs coordinated by North Carolina Sea Grant. The StriperHub integrates Sea Grant programs (IL/IN, OH, MD, NC, NY, NH), industry partners, government researchers (NOAA and USDA), policymakers, cooperative extension agents, and academic scientists to consolidate and streamline striped bass (Morone saxatilis) aquaculture efforts in the US through demonstration of commercial-level culture, economics, and marketing. By value, 90% of seafood products consumed in the US are imported, totaling over $16 billion in the trade deficit and half of these imported fish are reared in aquaculture operations. The Sea Grant StriperHub centered in North Carolina will help to address this deficit by developing striped bass as a candidate aquaculture species to strengthen the domestic seafood industry and boost the economies of coastal and rural communities throughout the US. This collaboration will define striped bass markets and economics of production, develop education and training programs, clarify regulatory permitting and licensing procedures, and promote comprehensive outreach and visibility among likely producers and consumers of this new seafood product, which is now available in markets along the Eastern US Coast. Specific program goals are to: 1) Identify domestic producers for commercial production and provide an adequate supply of fish to consistently supply markets; 2) Demonstrate profitability through production, marketing and economics; 3) Clarify regulatory permitting and licensing procedures; and 4) Promote comprehensive extension, marketing, training, and educational visibility to consumers and stakeholders.