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Fisheries Stock Enhancement Research

Fisheries Stock Enhancement Research

woman adding pellets to large fish tank

Students will learn some basic concepts of aquaculture, marine research and how stock enhancement supports Florida’s marine fisheries. During this program students will explore the FWC stock enhancement hatchery to learn how red drum spawn eggs in captivity, how red drum eggs are grown to small fish in the hatchery, and how the hatchery fish are released into the wild. Students will also learn about the benefits of fish habitat and how to become stewards of our natural resources.

Learning Points

  1. What is Stock Enhancement and why is it important.
  2. Aquaculture techniques and how we raise the fish.
  3. The importance of ‘habitat’ on released hatchery fish.

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