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Mariculture Potential Along the Northern Gulf Coast,
ALABAMA DEPT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES GULF SHORES CLAUDE PETEET MARICULTURE CENTER
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Species on which mariculture experiments have been conducted in Alabama either command a high price for food or bait, represent depressed natural fisheries, can be marketed at a time when stocks from the wild are low, or provide a unique produce to the area. Production experiments with Fundulus grandis, a highly sought after live bait minnow in coastal areas, have produced successive crops of 603, 673, and 714 kgha in one growing season at Alabamas Claude Peteet Mariculture Center CPMC. Polyculture experiments with penaeid shrimp and pompano have produced combined weights of 1023 kgha 437 kgha pompono and 586 kgha shrimp in less than 150 production days. Winter culture experiments with rainbow trout in brackish water ponds have produced 815 kgha in under 100 production days. Experiments with red snapper have demonstrated the ability of juveniles to adapt to pond environments and produce gains on commercial fish feeds. Red snapper and vermilion snapper have been successfully spawned at CPMC.
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