As part of a 2018 Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative to support the advancement of aquaculture in the U.S., two Florida Sea Grant researchers have been awarded more than $1 million by NOAA Sea Grant for projects in both fish and shellfish farming.
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.
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.
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…
By: Tom Nordlie, UF/IFAS News Writer To call attention to pressing coastal and ocean issues in Florida and the surrounding region, Florida Sea Grant has launched an awareness campaign that includes four special reports to be published in Florida Trend magazine, a monthly publication featuring statewide coverage of business and industry. The year-long campaign, known…
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.