Aquaculture, the farming of plants and animals in aquatic environments, can be used to grow freshwater and saltwater organisms for food, sport fishing, ecosystem restoration, aquarium markets and pharmaceuticals. The Aquaculture & Stock Enhancement Program:
Partnership is a primary avenue of innovation, and our research collaborators have included government agencies working to diversify and fortify the agriculture industry, or to protect and restore ecosystems; private-sector companies seeking to improve their production methods and non-profit organizations with advocacy positions that align with our research, education and community outreach goals.
We are located on Harbor Branch’s 30-acre Aquaculture Development Park. The facilities use environmentally friendly freshwater and saltwater recirculation technology to supply and treat the water to our hatcheries, nurseries, grow-out areas, biosecure buildings, laboratories and classrooms.