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.
Members of Kevan Main’s aquaponics team demonstrate cooking techniques for nutritious sea purslane they are harvesting from a prototype system which grows fish and vegetables in a saltwater environment. Researchers at Mote Marine Laboratory are testing a novel farming system that grows marine finfish and saltwater veggies — all at the same time. With Florida Sea…
For her efforts in playing an integral part in saving Florida’s heritage fishing communities from economic hardship, Leslie Sturmer has recently been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the U.S. chapter of the World Aquaculture Society.
The seminar and workshop are free, but to ensure there are enough handouts available, please RVSP by March 6.
A recent global assessment indicates there’s plenty of room for growth in the world’s fish farming industry, but closer to home, culturing marine fish for food still faces a steep climb. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about 110 billion more pounds of seafood will be needed by 2030 to meet population…
The UF/IFAS Extension Shellfish Aquaculture Program and Florida Sea Grant are sponsoring a pair of workshops focused on the oyster culture industry in the Northeastern U.S.
Free workshop on selecting gear and suppliers for culturing oysters will be given Dec. 4 in St. Teresa, repeated Dec. 5 in Cedar Key.