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2012 - Aquaculture sales in Florida top $69m

2012 - Aquaculture sales in Florida top $69m | fish | Scoop.it

Aquaculture sales in the Florida last year totalled $69 million, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer services.

A statewide survey of 404 farms was carried out, covering ornamental fish, shellfish, alligators, aquatic plants, and food, game and bait fish, among other aquatic animals.

“We know Florida has some of the best seafood in the world. This survey shows that demand is still great for our high-quality, wholesome seafood,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.

Sales of aquaculture products for human consumption totalled $24.1 million, which includes freshwater and marine fish, clams, oysters, shrimp, prawns, alligators and turtles.

Ornamental sales of $35.5 million were recorded, consisting of freshwater and marine animals and plants, which are sold nationally for ornamental uses such as aquariums and water gardens. All other aquaculture totalled about $10 million


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New FIT facility will be 'premier marine science ...

New FIT facility will be 'premier marine science ... | fish | Scoop.it

The Melbourne-based university uses the four-acre site for aquaculture and marine research projects in the Indian River Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean, but the building was designed for tracking projectiles, not studying coastal waters. FIT received the station on a 30-year lease in 1980, and took it over in 2010.

FIT President Anthony Catanese envisions a modern education center with extensive aquariums and student dorm rooms. FIT will play a larger role in issues such as erosion, tidal surge, rising seawaters and habitat preservation, he said. For the lagoon, Catanese highlighted research on mangroves and water salinity. He believes the facility can be a “world-class” research institute.

“I see this as a global center for aquaculture research,” he added, referring to the farming of aquatic species such as fish, plants, mollusks and crustaceans. FIT already fits that bill to an extent, he said, but as aquaculture grows in significance, FIT hopes to lead the way.


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Are Aquariums Ruining Coral Reef Biodiversity? (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com

Are Aquariums Ruining Coral Reef Biodiversity? (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com | fish | Scoop.it
Are Aquariums Ruining Coral Reef Biodiversity? (Op-Ed)
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When people think of fisheries, they generally think of seafood. But there is another, surprisingly large fishery that has not made it into the headlines.

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Video: U.S. Caviar Getting a Worldly Reputation as Black Gold

Made right here in the United States this new way of raising cavier is tasty and profitable.

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Global Aqua Link's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:01 AM

This luxury delicacy has driven the elite group go crazy and at $4000 a kilo, is this that tasty or just another fashion of showing the world they are rich to dine. Anyway the caviar looks great.