Aquaculture Program

Patrick M. Carroll (M.S.)

Portrait of Patrick Carroll.

Research Specialist,
Aquaculture Facility Supervisor
Phone: 910-962-2942
Academic Support Center 113


I began working for the Aquaculture Program in 1998 after finishing my undergraduate degree at UNCW. I entered graduate school in 2000 where I conducted thesis research on "Production of summer flounder Paralichthys dentatus in a pilot commercial scale recirculating aquaculture system". After graduating with my master's degree in Marine Biology in 2003, I became a full time research associate for the Aquaculture Program. Currently I am involved in all aspects of marine finfish cultivation research, with a concentration in the areas of larviculture, growout and design and operation of recirculating aquaculture systems. As facility engineer, I am responsible for designing systems that range from small-scale larviculture systems to commercial-scale recirculating growout systems.

Thesis: "Pilot production of hatchery-reared summer flounder Paralichthys dentatus in a marine recirculating aquaculture system: the effects of ration level on growth, and nitrification rates of a microbead biological filter medium."