This competition is designed to foster the expansion of a sustainable U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture sector.
The funding is part of $9.3 million NOAA has awarded to spur the growth of U.S. aquaculture.
The workshop “Red Tide Stinks! Shellfish Industry Strategies for dealing with Harmful Algae Blooms,” has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2017.
Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS are hosting a free workshop in Cedar Key for hatchery operators and personnel to address issues associated with the production of shellfish seed.
The effort undertaken by the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America will promote more widespread publication of marine aquaculture research through open access journals.
Aquaculturist Kevan Main will be recognized as one of 12 “Champions of Change” for her development of re-circulating systems that farm marine fish while fertilizing salt-loving plants.
In his more than 15 years at Florida Sea Grant, LeRoy Creswell has managed a volunteer-based program to restore degraded oyster reefs and improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon.
Suzanne Boxman has been awarded the US-Israel BARD Fund fellowship to continue her aquaculture systems research at the National Center for Mariculture in Eilat, Israel.
Carlos Martinez, a Florida Sea Grant statewide agent who specializes in ornamental aquaculture and aquaculture education, was recently awarded an Honorary State Degree by the Florida Future Farmers of America Association.
The UF/IFAS Extension Shellfish Aquaculture Program and Florida Sea Grant are sponsoring a pair of free workshops focused on harvesting and marketing cultured oysters.