Aquaculture Program

Larviculture Laboratory

Controlled-environment indoor larviculture lab consists of six temperature-controlled incubators with adjustable light hoods. This system allows control of temperature, salinity, light intensity, photoperiod, water turbulence and other environmental variables for study of the experimental culture requirements of the early life history stages of marine finfish, from egg through juvenile stages. Current research focuses on essential fatty acid nutrition and development of larval microdiets.