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Issue 5 2013

Issue 5  2013

Introduction, overview of FL aquaculture Diverse industry, strong support network, natural advantages combine to create climate for growth The strength and vitality of Florida aquaculture originates from the diversity of farmed species, hard-wo...

FL - Freshwater ornamentals
Oldest, largest, most diverse segment of Florida aquaculture The freshwater ornamental industry is the oldest, most diverse, and largest segment of Florida aquaculture. With roots dating back into the late 1920s, the state’s freshwater ornamenta...

FL - Marine ornamentals
Florida leads shift from wild harvest to cultured trade Since the beginning, the marine aquarium trade has relied primarily on capture fisheries for its supply. In the ornamental trade, an estimated 95% of the freshwater fish come from farms, b...

FL - Shellfish
Florida hard clam farming industry a unique success story Unlike the ornamental industry, shellfish aquaculture is a relatively new pursuit in Florida. Yet, in just over three decades, hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) represent the single, mo...

FL - Reptiles
Alligator, turtle production strong and growing in Florida Reptile farming is one of the most exotic sectors of Florida aquaculture, often involving rare and beautiful animals. Florida’s first alligator farm opened in 1893 and the continuous ...

FL - Aquatic plants
Serving aquarium, water garden, wetland restoration needs Nothing completes an aquarium or garden pond like a variety of beautiful aquatic plants, and wetland restoration and mitigation projects require massive amounts of plants to do a good job. ...

From the Field : Visiting farms, folks, facilities in the Sunshine
For this special Focus on Florida Aquaculture issue of Fish Farming News, FFN roving columnist Bob Robinson traveled to the Sunshine State to look in on several farms and facilities for this month’s From the Field report. While by no means a...

Fish Health Notes : Rocco Cipriano: respected leader, innovator
BY ROD GETCHELL KEARNEYSVILLE, WV - As I get older, I find myself getting emotional when I thank the folks I look up to and respect in this world. Many of these people resist the recognition they deserve, but I admire their selfless dedication...

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