No, we’re not talking about Aquaman here. We’re more interested in sustainability and environmental impacts. If we’re going to feed a vastly growing population then we’ll need to become more efficient fishermen; create more fishing farms; and clean up our oceans, rivers, and streams.
ARS scientists who specialize in aquaculture research are developing technologies that improve fish strains and hybrids and making advances in breeding and genetics research. They are also looking at hatchery and pond management technologies to provide environmental conditions ideal for fish living conditions. We’re also working with farmers to reduce excess runoff from their fields, which spill into our waterways.
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ARS Efforts to Boost Oyster Production
An ARS scientist in Rhode Island has joined a team of researchers working to restore oysters.Learn more
Fly Frass Forms Fabulous Fish Food
ARS researchers have developed a feed supplement that increases the weight of fish and helps keep them healthy.Learn more
Using Clay to Fight Fish Disease
ARS scientists have unearthed a natural material that helps prevent a deadly fish disease.Learn more
Eat Fish! Which Fish? That Fish! Go Fish!
Scientists are studying ways to lower the cost of farming fish while improving omega 3 content and fillet quality.Learn more
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