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Florida Marine Baitfish Aquaculture series

Florida is an ideal location for a marine baitfish aquaculture industry. While Florida is home to several live marine baitfish aquaculture producers, it is still a small but growing industry. This series provides information on production and marketing for the recreational fishing industry.

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Florida Marine Baitfish Aquaculture Series – Part 1: Marketing Opportunities and Challenges

FA256/FA256by Marissa Drake, Andrew Ropicki, Matthew A. DiMaggio, Kelly Grogan, Cortney L. Ohs, Laura Tiu, Edward V. Camp, and Jordan MoorMarch 31, 2023This publication, Part 1 in the Florida Marine Baitfish Aquaculture series, outlines opportunities and challenges associated with marketing aquacultured live marine baitfish in Florida. It examines why Florida is uniquely suited for the continued development of this industry, reviews the marine recreational angling baitfish market, and describes the opportunities and challenges associated with marine baitfish marketing and selling live baitfish to marine baitfish retailers. This publication is intended to provide information to current and potential farmers, as well as management agency and outreach personnel and the interested public. It should help farmers, potential farmers, and perhaps investors understand the potential scale, opportunities, and challenges of live baitfish aquaculture in Florida. This same information can assist policymakers and outreach personnel in their management decisions and the communications of those decisions.

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis

FA190/FA190 by Shane W. Ramee, Joshua T. Patterson, Cortney L. Ohs, and Matthew A. DiMaggioJuly 3, 2019

Opportunities and Obstacles to Aquaculture in Florida

FA221/FA221 by Edward Camp, Taryn Garlock, and James AndersonMay 22, 2020

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides

FA168/FA168 by Cortney L. Ohs, Scott W. Grabe, and Matthew A. DiMaggioApril 26, 2018

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Atlantic Croaker, Micropogonias undulatus

FA148/FA 148 by R. LeRoy Creswell, Cortney L. Ohs, and Christian L. MillerApril 20, 2018

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Pigfish, Orthropristis chrysoptera

FA160/FA160 by Eric J. Cassiano, Cortney L. Ohs, and Jeff E. HillApril 27, 2018