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Aquaculture is the culture of aquatic animals or plants.  Similar to  farming, aquaculture involves many of the same skills and activities  common to agriculture, including animal husbandry and marketing. It  might be best to think of aquaculture as underwater farming. A variety  aquaculture crops can be produced.  Deciding which one to grow depends  on several factors, and is a decision best made after careful research  and planning. Your local Extension Service is valuable tool you can use  as you decide what crops might be best suited for your operation.   Below are links to information to get you started, if you like some  personal assistance please contact the Extension Office at (850)  892-8172. We provide a variety of local education programs in  conjunction with University of Florida and Florida Sea Grant Extension  Specialists. Call our office for more information.

  • Aquaculture in Northwest Florida
  • SRAC is          the Southern Regional Aquaculture Center               Regional Universities cooperate to provide research materials to  farmers and  industry. Site has a variety of excellent fact sheets.
  • AQUANIC               Purdue University hosts this site with information and links. Site  includes slide sets and images plus instruction materials.
  • HBOI is        the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution               HBOI        is a Florida Sea Grant partner that has training and hands-on education        programs available. An interactive        aquaculture CD is available providing the most recent culture        information with video.

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