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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

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
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 Rawles, Steven - Steve
item WANG, HANPING - The Ohio State University

Submitted to: Aquaculture America Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/6/2022
Publication Date: 2/26/2023
Citation: Reading, B., Anderson, L., Abernathy, J.W., Berlinsky, D., Bolton, G., Borski, R., Cerino, D., Ciaramella, M., Clark, R., Frinsko, M., Fuller, S.A., Gabel, S., Green, B.W., Hall, S., Herbst, E., Hopper, M., Kenter, L., Lopez, F., Nash, B., Parker, M., Quagrainie, K., Rawles, S.D., Wang, H. 2023. StriperHub: Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) aquaculture [abstract]. Aquaculture America 2023, February 23-26, 2023, New Orleans, LA.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: StriperHub is one of the National Sea Grant Aquaculture Hubs coordinated by North Carolina Sea Grant. The StriperHub integrates diverse 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 culture, economics, and marketing. By value, >80% of seafood products consumed in the US are imported, totaling over $17 billion in the annual US trade deficit. The Sea Grant StriperHub centered in North Carolina will help to address this deficit by developing striped bass as a candidate aquaculture species and expanding hybrid striped bass (M. saxatilis x M. chrysops) aquaculture to strengthen the domestic seafood industry and boost the economies of coastal and rural communities. 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. For continued development of the Sea Grant StriperHub, we anticipate acquiring additional partners (academic, government, and private sector) as the success of striped bass aquaculture continues to expand from the East Coast to nationwide. Specific StriperHub program goals include: 1. Continue development of the Sea Grant Aquaculture Hub: A nexus to commercialize striped bass as a major aquaculture industry (The Sea Grant StriperHub); 2. Improve seed stock production, distribution, growout, and better define parameters for production economics of domestic striped bass aquaculture; 3. Continue marketing strategies, market economics, permitting clarity, and business models for domestic striped bass aquaculture; and 4. Expand communication, outreach, extension, and training to support domestic striped bass aquaculture development Specifically, the StriperHub will continue its efforts in broodstock and seedstock production and distribution to cooperating farmers and collaborators to ensure consistent commercial striped bass production. Additionally, members are performing an evaluation of reduced frequency feeding strategies to limit feed input costs at commercial density; are synchronizing batch spawning to improve seedstock production; and expanding the number of commercial domestic striped bass producers. The StriperHub will produce a revised culture manual for striped bass.