"SAVING THE OCEAN ONE FRY AT A TIME"
Rising Tide Conservation is dedicated to developing and promoting aquaculture of marine ornamental fish species through the collaborative efforts of researchers, public aquaria, hobbyists, pet industry professionals, and conservation groups. Rising Tide Conservation facilitates sustainability in the aquarium industry by supporting marine ornamental fish aquaculture research in order to reduce the impacts of wild fish collection on fish populations and the coral reefs where they live.
Rising Tide Conservation works towards its mission through full and partial funding of marine ornamental fish aquaculture research, both to develop initial aquaculture protocols and to optimize aquaculture protocols for commercial use.
Further, Rising Tide Conservation is supporting the next wave of aquaculture researchers and aquarists by funding graduate students and supporting professional development through internships and externships with our partners in the aquarium industry.
Olivia Markham is a graduate assistant obtaining her Master of Science in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Funded by Rising Tide Conservation, she is working with Dr. Matt DiMaggio and PhD candidate Casey Murray on marine ornamental aquaculture, focusing specifically on the Pacific Blue Tang and Flame Hawkfish. During her time
UF/IFAS IRREC Successfully Aquacultures the Copperband Butterflyfish, Chelmon rostratus! 3 May 2021 23 June 2021 | Dr. Ohs Lab at UF/IFAS IRREC: The first cohort is 116 days post hatch (DPH) and all have adult coloration completely developed. Unfortunately, we recently lost two, both seemed to have swim bladder issues
The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, with Rising Tide Conservation, is pleased to announce the successful aquaculture of the copperband butterflyfish, Chelmon rostratus! This success was achieved by the hard work of Dr. Cortney Ohs, Katie McCord (RTC funded MS student), Morgan Bronson (MS student), Audrey Beany (Biologist),