"SAVING THE OCEAN ONE FRY AT A TIME"
Rising Tide Conservation is dedicated to enhancing sustainability in the marine aquarium industry by funding and promoting marine ornamental fish aquaculture research.
Aquaculture provides a sustainable source for aquarium fishes, and can reduce the impacts of wild collection on fish populations and the habitats where they live. Just a small percentage of marine fish species in the aquarium industry have been aquacultured, creating a need for research to develop and refine marine ornamental fish aquaculture methods.
We are committed helping meet this need by providing full and partial funding for aquaculture research, both to develop initial aquaculture protocols and to optimize aquaculture protocols for commercial use. We achieve success by working collaboratively with researchers, public aquaria, hobbyists, pet industry professionals, and conservation groups to continue increasing the availability of aquacultured marine ornamental fish species in the aquarium industry, for both hobbyists and public aquaria.
Additionally, we are 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.
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),
Yellow tang, Zebrasoma flavescens, Research Updates from Grant Recipient at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University.
Yellow tangs at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University Grant recipient Katie Hiew will be sharing updates on her Master’s thesis work with yellow tang broodstock at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University under the advisement of Dr. Chad Callan. 30 April 2021 “We have been busy the last month
We are excited to share that we have awarded a grant to Katie Hiew, a graduate student currently working on her Master’s in Marine Science at Hawaii Pacific University. This grant will support, in part, her thesis work with yellow tangs, Zebrasoma flavescens, at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific