Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Saltwater fish grown in Arkansas

Atlantic Croaker
At the University of Arkansas partnered with the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M University they have been growing saltwater fish. For the last three years on a project funded by the USDA’s Southern Regional Aquaculture Center to develop croakers as an inland, low-salinity marine bait fish species.The Atlantic croaker Micropogonias undulatus is a candidate for multiple-purpose aquaculture production as a bait-fish and food fish. Atlantic croakers are a popular live bait fish for several saltwater recreational angling species such as spotted sea trout.

The Atlantic croaker is a US native that occurs throughout the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico from New York to Mexico. Atlantic croaker have the ability to utilise a multitude of food resources including plankton, detritus, plant material, small fish, and invertebrates, and they adapt well to manufactured diets. Atlantic croakers are capable of rapid growth with a short life-span of 2-4 years. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.
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