Sustainable Development of Tropical and Subtropical Marine Aquaculture
The mission of ScienceFish is to promote sustainable and responsible aquaculture and seafood practices.
Developments in the global seafood market have clearly demonstrated the environmental and socio-political awareness of consumers and their increasing demands for politically correct, long-term sustainable both environmentally and economically, socio-economically acceptable, and produced with responsible management practices. ScienceFish strongly believes that the result of such strategy for development of tropical mariculture is both in the best economic interest of aquaculture & seafood companies and to the benefit of local and global economies and its peoples.
Percent of visitors in 2011 by country (total of 122 countries !)
Please e-mail Your comments to: [email protected]
Cobia, Rachycentron canadum - Credit Brian O'Hanlon
Cobia is one of the prime candidate aquaculture species to be cultured worldwide in tropical waters. Ideally water temperature minimum should be not below 20 ºC. Cobia meets all the criteria to be a very successful aquacultured fish species to come to supermarkets in the US, Europe and other parts the world. Although it is an easy species to culture, it is also quite susceptible to disease. One big difference to Salmon and temperate species such as the European Seabass and Sea Bream is that culture water temperature is a lot higher. Therefore most culture operations are (and will be) in developing or underdeveloped countries. The latter appears to be an important and somewhat unexpected challenge still holding back it's production and promised appearance in world markets.
Seriola lalandi - Yellowtail Jack/Kingfish
Atractoscion nobilis - White Seabass
Cobia juveniles in cage off Campeche - Mexico
Cobia feeding frenzy in cage off Campeche - Mexico
Microalgae Cultures from Test tubes, and 125 to 1000ml Erlenmeyer flasks w/o and with aeration in Air-Conditioned room
Semi-continuos production of 3 species of microalgae i.e. Caribbean strain of Isochrysis sp, Nannochloropsis oculata and Tetraselmis suecica
Microalgae culture in 90L Fiberglass Cylinders using natural sunlight and CO2 injection. Seawater (filter-)sterilized by 10, 5, 1, 0.35 micron cartridge filter followed by UV
Rotifer - Brachionus sp w/ eggs
Experimental/Small-scale !5L Artemia Cyst Incubators on Greenhouse Deck
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited...while imagination embraces the entire world..." Einstein
DISCLAIMER Ð SCIENCEFISH - The opinions expressed in this site are the sole one of the owner of Sciencefish and no other entity or organizations. The Sciencefish web site has links to other websites. Sciencefish has no influence on the reliability or design or contents of these web sites.