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Conservation of Ocean Resources through Aquaculture and Fisheries Enhancement

Kevan L. Main Mote Aquaculture Research Park Mote Marine Laboratory Sarasota, Florida, USA

and Fisheries Enhancement Kevan L. Main Mote Aquaculture Research Park Mote Marine Laboratory Sarasota, Florida, USA

MoteMote AquacultureAquaculture ResearchResearch FocusFocus SustainableSustainable FarmingFarming -- LandLand

EnvironmentallyEnvironmentally sound,sound, economicallyeconomically feasiblefeasible aquacultureaquaculture technologiestechnologies FishFish productionproduction technologiestechnologies forfor stockstock enhancementenhancement andand foodfood productionproduction ResearchResearch && commercialcommercial scalescale applicationsapplications IntegratingIntegrating aquacultureaquaculture andand agricultureagriculture

Mote Aquaculture Research Park:

2010

Maintenance

& Shop

Storage

Sturgeon GO-III

Sturgeon

Hatchery &

Sturgeon

Office

GO-I

Sturgeon GO-II

Sturgeon

Processing

Marine

Broodstock

Marine

Hatchery

& Nursery

Marine

Filtration

Marine

R&D

Snook

Pond

Plant Production

Marine Growout

Broodstock Marine Hatchery & Nursery Marine Filtration Marine R&D Snook Pond Plant Production Marine Growout

SustainableSustainable AquacultureAquaculture SystemSystem TechnologiesTechnologies

EnvironmentallyEnvironmentally controlledcontrolled tanktank systemssystems WaterWater recyclerecycle systemssystems toto conserveconserve waterwater resourcesresources andand reducereduce environmentalenvironmental impactimpact IntegratedIntegrated systemssystems thatthat produceproduce bothboth fishfish && plantsplants

impactimpact IntegratedIntegrated systemssystems thatthat produceproduce bothboth fishfish && plantsplants
impactimpact IntegratedIntegrated systemssystems thatthat produceproduce bothboth fishfish && plantsplants
impactimpact IntegratedIntegrated systemssystems thatthat produceproduce bothboth fishfish && plantsplants
Marine Marine Aquaculture Aquaculture Mote Mote Aquaculture Aquaculture Research Research Park Park Design and test
Marine Marine Aquaculture Aquaculture Mote Mote Aquaculture Aquaculture Research Research Park Park Design and test
Marine Marine Aquaculture Aquaculture Mote Mote Aquaculture Aquaculture Research Research Park Park Design and test
Marine Marine Aquaculture Aquaculture Mote Mote Aquaculture Aquaculture Research Research Park Park Design and test
Marine Marine Aquaculture Aquaculture Mote Mote Aquaculture Aquaculture Research Research Park Park Design and test

MarineMarine AquacultureAquaculture

MoteMote AquacultureAquaculture ResearchResearch ParkPark

Design and test sustainable marine aquaculture systems for inland applications Develop culture techniques for marine fishes (pompano, snook, red snapper, red drum) and invertebrates (hard corals, conch) to restore declining stocks

SnookSnook CaptiveCaptive BreedingBreeding ResearchResearch

Snook Captive Captive Breeding Breeding Research Research 20 20 years years of of research research led
Snook Captive Captive Breeding Breeding Research Research 20 20 years years of of research research led
Snook Captive Captive Breeding Breeding Research Research 20 20 years years of of research research led
Snook Captive Captive Breeding Breeding Research Research 20 20 years years of of research research led

2020 yearsyears ofof researchresearch ledled toto successsuccess inin captivecaptive maturationmaturation andand spawningspawning ofof snooksnook 2006/20072006/2007 PossiblePossible keyskeys toto successsuccess

largelarge breedingbreeding tankstanks controlledcontrolled temperaturetemperature andand lightinglighting additionaddition ofof moonmoon cyclecycle inducedinduced spawningspawning

and and lighting lighting addition addition of of moon moon cycle cycle induced induced spawning spawning
and and lighting lighting addition addition of of moon moon cycle cycle induced induced spawning spawning

Bottlenecks in Maturing & Spawning Captive Common Snook

Bottlenecks in Maturing & Spawning Captive Common Snook Inconsistent production of high quality eggs & larvae
Bottlenecks in Maturing & Spawning Captive Common Snook Inconsistent production of high quality eggs & larvae

Inconsistent production of high quality eggs & larvae Females fail to ovulate Poor fertilization rate Identifying optimal male to female sex ratio

An international team of scientists and students are working to address these bottlenecks:

Nicole R. Rhody - PhD candidate University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

Dr. Kevan Main Center for Aquaculture Research and Development Mote Marine Laboratory, USA

Dr. Herve Migaud Institute of Aquaculture (IOA) Reproduction & Genetics Group University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

Dr. Herve Migaud Institute of Aquaculture (IOA) Reproduction & Genetics Group University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
Dr. Herve Migaud Institute of Aquaculture (IOA) Reproduction & Genetics Group University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
Dr. Herve Migaud Institute of Aquaculture (IOA) Reproduction & Genetics Group University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

Developing larval & juvenile fish culture methods

Newly hatched
Newly hatched
3-days
3-days
9 months
9 months

Bottlenecks in Common Snook Larval Rearing

Bottlenecks in Common Snook Larval Rearing Identification of optimal environmental conditions (temperature,

Identification of optimal environmental conditions (temperature, current/flow) conditions (temperature, current/flow)

Determining best diet(s), weaning strategiesenvironmental conditions (temperature, current/flow) Quantifying results An international team of scientists and

Quantifying resultscurrent/flow) Determining best diet(s), weaning strategies An international team of scientists and students are

An international team of scientists and students are working to address these bottlenecks:

and students are working to address these bottlenecks: Marion Hauville - PhD candidate University of Stirling,
and students are working to address these bottlenecks: Marion Hauville - PhD candidate University of Stirling,
and students are working to address these bottlenecks: Marion Hauville - PhD candidate University of Stirling,

Marion Hauville - PhD candidate University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

Claudia C. Barón-Aguilar – M.S. Candidate University of South Florida

Dr. Kevan Main, Dr. Carlos Yanes-Roca, Dr. Nathan Brennan Center for Aquaculture R&D, Mote Marine Laboratory, USA

Dr. Gordon Bell Institute of Aquaculture (IOA) Nutrition Group, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

Dr. Frank Muller-Karger College of Marine Sciences, University of South FL

Group, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK Dr. Frank Muller-Karger College of Marine Sciences , University of

DesigningDesigning && TestingTesting SustainableSustainable FishFish ProductionProduction

ProducingProducing fingerlingfingerling fishfish && utilizationutilization ofof fishfish wastewaste toto growgrow aa secondsecond productproduct (wetland(wetland plants)plants) forfor restorationrestoration ThisThis newnew projectproject isis evaluatingevaluating thethe fishfish andand plantplant growth,growth, waterwater chemistrychemistry changes,changes, andand productionproduction economicseconomics TeamTeam EffortEffort involvinginvolving Mote,Mote, AAquaticquatic PPllantsants ofof FFLL && UniversityUniversity ofof SouthSouth FloridaFlorida

Mote,Mote, AAquaticquatic PPllantsants ofof FFLL && UniversityUniversity ofof SouthSouth FloridaFlorida
Mote,Mote, AAquaticquatic PPllantsants ofof FFLL && UniversityUniversity ofof SouthSouth FloridaFlorida
Mote,Mote, AAquaticquatic PPllantsants ofof FFLL && UniversityUniversity ofof SouthSouth FloridaFlorida

Bottlenecks in Fingerling Fish Production

Bottlenecks in Fingerling Fish Production Indentifying optimal feeding strategies Reducing cannibalism Acclimatization

Indentifying optimal feeding strategies strategies

Reducing cannibalismFish Production Indentifying optimal feeding strategies Acclimatization of fish prior to release An international

Acclimatization of fish prior to release to release

An international team of scientists and students are working to address these bottlenecks:

and students are working to address these bottlenecks: Paula Caldentey - PhD candidate Universidad de Las

Paula Caldentey - PhD candidate Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain

Dr. Kevan Main, Dr. Carlos Yanes-Roca, Dr. Nathan Brennan Center for Aquaculture R&D, Mote Marine Laboratory, USA

MAPMAP FishingFishing ClinicsClinics

MAP MAP Fishing Fishing Clinics Clinics

Responsible Aquaculture Practices for Restoration

MaintainingMaintaining optimaloptimal waterwater qualityquality conditionsconditions toto optimizeoptimize breedingbreeding andand rearingrearing ofof juvenilesjuveniles IdentifyingIdentifying thethe bestbest diet(sdiet(s)) forfor allall lifelife stagesstages inin thethe hatcheryhatchery CarefulCareful evaluationevaluation andand monitoringmonitoring ofof geneticsgenetics ofof parentparent stocksstocks MaintainingMaintaining andand monitoringmonitoring healthyhealthy stocksstocks inin thethe hatcheryhatchery andand priorprior toto releaserelease AcclimatizationAcclimatization toto naturalnatural conditionsconditions priorprior toto releaserelease

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