Aquaculture Program

Nutrition Wet Laboratory

Two controlled-environment laboratories, each with twenty four 75-L aquaria supported by a recirculating aquaculture system, for nutritional studies on juvenile stages of marine finfish. Currently, dietary protein, lipid and mineral requirements of juvenile black sea bass, flounder and red porgy are being evaluated. Alternative protein sources to fish meal, including locally available by-products of the agriculture and livestock industries and invasive marine invertebrate species, are being tested. Based on results, diets are re-formulated and compared against top-rated commercially available diets.