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UF scientist helps perfect tool to reduce invasive species worldwide


May 31, 2022

A University of Florida scientist is working with a global research team to help control plants, animals and fish before they become invasive. To do this, resource managers first need protocols. In addition to preserving natural, native fishing ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species
Tags: Aquatic Invasives, Fisheries, Global, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Jeff Hill, Protocols, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

UF survey: Florida tropical fish farmers bring state $172 million in sales


April 13, 2022

Through a first-of-its kind survey, UF/IFAS has shown that tropical fish farmers bring over $172 million in sales to Florida’s economy. The $172 million reflects the sales of fish by members of the Florida Tropical Fish Farmers Association ... READ MORE

Category: Recreation
Tags: Covid19, Craig Watson, Farm-gate Value, Florida Tropical Fish Farmers Association, Hobbies, Imports, Pandemic, Pet Shops, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Tropical Fish, Tropical Fish Farming, Tropical Fish Sales

UF/IFAS, FDACS to help teach science, engineering through aquaculture


February 22, 2021

RUSKIN, Fla. – It’s like “Finding Dory” comes to the classroom. Through a $64,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to Schools program, the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aqucualture, Curriculum, Engineering And Math, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Science, STEM, Teachers, Technology, Training, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Few aquarium fish come from salt water; with research, that’s changing


July 8, 2020

Tropical fish hobbyists are pretty serious about their pastime. So much so that it’s a $40 million-a-year industry in the United States. Most of the fish in home tanks come from fresh water. Only about 10% are raised in salt water, according ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aquariums, Blue Tang, Dory, Eric Cassiano, Freshwater, Matt DiMaggio, Ornamental Fish, Saltwater, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Words to use and to avoid in describing invasive plants and animals


July 1, 2020

Most people want their yard to look good, but they likely don’t know the differences between an “invasive” plant and a “native” one, say University of Florida researchers. That’s why Basil Iannone and several of his UF/IFAS colleagues ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species
Tags: Basil Iannone, Brazilian Pepper Tree, Introduced, Jeff Hill, Lionfish, Native, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Shannon Carnevale, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

150 and Counting: Florida Schools Teaching Aquaculture with UF/IFAS Help


January 16, 2020

RUSKIN, Fla. --- Students are willing to get their hands slimy to learn about aquaculture. Youth in about 150 middle and high schools around Florida learn the aquaculture industry through the “Aquaculture in the Classroom” program, a partnership ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aquaculture In The Classroom, Eric Cassiano, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory Director Inducted into Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association Hall of Fame


July 10, 2018

By Kim Scotto   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When Craig Watson, Director of the University of Florida IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, got his first aquarium at age 7, he couldn’t have predicted the important role that fishing and aquaculture ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Hall Of Fame, News, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, UF-IFAS, Watson

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