Aquaculture Program

Broodstock Holding

Controlled-environment broodtank systems presently include twelve 2.1-m³ units, six 4.7-m³ units, one 10.7-m³ unit and one 16.7-m³ unit. Broodtanks are supported by biofilters to allow recirculation of water. Timer-controlled lighting and heat pumps are used to manipulate photoperiod and temperature to simulate artificial seasons.

black sea bass broodtanks
Black sea bass controlled environment broodtank system.

chris sampling black sea bass brooders
Chris sampling black sea bass brooders.

southern flounder broodtank
Southern flounder broodtanks.

Troy teaches Honors Biology students
Troy explains broodstock husbandry to Honors Biology students.