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Marine Finfish Aquaculturists Invited to Share Their Expertise to Advance US Aquaculture

Participants from the Marine Fish Aquaculture Scoping Workshop invite marine finfish aquaculturists to complete a marine foodfish survey. The goal of the survey is to compile general knowledge of 17 food fish species in order to choose the best options for domestic expansion of non-salmonid marine finfish aquaculture in the United States. The survey results will be compiled into a report that will be made available electronically through many sources. These results will assist aquaculture funding agencies and sponsors, researchers, and corporations with knowledge to expand onshore and offshore aquaculture ventures that will reduce the seafood trade deficit and stimulate economic growth of U.S. aquaculture.

Survey participants will have access to a list of 17 marine fish species. Participants should complete a survey for each fish species for which they have expertise. For example, if a participant has knowledge to share for four species, the survey will need to be completed four times. Each species’ survey has 78 questions and will require about 15 minutes to complete.

To access the survey, click on: http://www.fau.edu/hboi/newsroom/archives/marinefinfishsurvey2017-2018.php. The survey will remain open for comment until January 15, 2018.

The Marine Fish Aquaculture Scoping Workshop was co-hosted by Florida Atlantic University-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (FAU-HBOI), U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Office of Aquaculture during March 2017 at FAU-HBOI. For information about the Workshop, please contact Dr. Megan Davis, Associate Executive Director, Academic Affairs & Economic Development, FAU-HBOI, at 772-242-2298 or mdavi105@fau.edu.

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