Rising Tide Conservation

"SAVING THE OCEAN ONE FRY AT A TIME"

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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.

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ABOUT RISING TIDE

Rising Tide Conservation collaborates with researchers, aquaria, and industry experts to support sustainability in the marine ornamental fish trade.

RESEARCH

Rising Tide Conservation supports research to develop and refine marine ornamental aquaculture methods.

FISH

Rising Tide Conservation has supported the successful aquaculture of nearly 30 species of marine ornamental fish.

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Rising Tide Conservation supports research to develop techniques for raising marine ornamental fish for both public displays and aquarium hobbyists. These methods promote conservation and sustainability, and provide an alternative to wild reef collection.

The vast majority of marine aquarium fish are wild-caught. It can be difficult to trace the origin of many aquarium fish, which can make it near impossible to know if they were caught using sustainable fishing methods.

We want to protect marine fish and their habitats. Through aquaculture we can provide an alternative that doesn’t require removing fish from the wild, or damaging coral reefs in the collection process. The percent of commercially available aquacultured marine aquarium fish species is only 10-15%. We are dedicated to increasing this number, and we can do it with your help

Rising Tide Conservation reaches across the spectrum of marine ornamental fish conservation. We collaborate with over 48 facilities. These stakeholders include public aquaria, research universities, marine fish producers, and aquarium wholesalers and retailers.

Rising Tide Conservation supported research facilities have aquacultured nearly 30 species of marine ornamental fish, and we are constantly working to increase this number!

The first marine fish Rising Tide Conservation supported that was successfully reared was the Porkfish, Anisotremus virginicus. It is now commercially produced by FishEye Aquaculture and sold through Segrest Farms.

SUCCESSFULLY AQUACULTURED FISH

Rising Tide Conservation supports aquaculture research to develop techniques for raising marine ornamental fish for both public displays and aquarium hobbyists. These methods promote conservation and sustainability by providing an alternative to wild reef collection.

#RISINGTIDECONSERVATION

  • 💛💛💛💛💛 Video by Mike Price, Asst. Curator of Zoological Operations, SeaWorld San Diego
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  • Our friend Jen Lowy of @colchesterpet wrote an article about bringing aquacultured Gramma dejongi to her store. This species is related to royal gramma, Gramma loreto, and was first described in 2010 and first aquacultured by Todd Gardner in 2017✨ Read her article through the link in our bio!

Photo by Jen Lowy, @colchesterpet 
Fish by @toddrgardner 
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  • Take a break and dive into the RTC research aquarium at SeaWorld San Diego. Located in the World of Fishes, this aquarium is 35,000 gallons with more than 10 species, including blue tang,Paracanthurus hepatus, yellow tang, Zebrasoma flavescens,  harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus, and bird wrasse,Gomphosus varius.

SeaWorld has been a partner and supporter from the beginning and this aquarium supports RTC research by growing out broodstock and collecting spawn for RTC research labs to work on developing aquaculture protocols.

Video by Mike Price, Asst. Curator of Zoological Operations, SeaWorld San Diego
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  • Wishing everyone an extra fishy Friday 🐟🐠 Photo by Gregory Piper/Coral Reef Image Bank

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  • We are all about this all-aquacultured reef tank from @chemi_pure  at the @globalpetexpo!

Video from RTC Board Member Jeff Turner, @boydenterprises, @chemi_pure 
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  • New update from UF/IFAS TAL✨
They grow up so fast! The Melanurus wrasse,Halichoeres melanurus, cohort from UF/IFAS TAL is holding at 78, and they are now 139 dph. This juvenile measured approximately 3.5cm/1.44in total length. 
Photos by Casey Murray @case_murr , PhD student UF/IFAS TAL. 
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  • UF/IFAS TAL researchers are heading to Honolulu, Hawaii for Aquaculture America 2020, which starts on Sunday! Rising Tide graduate student Grace Sowaske will be presenting a talk and a poster about her early larviculture experiments which include live algae, prey and feed attractant parameters. She also has been awarded the Aquatic Equipment and Design Inc. Travel Award- fintastic work, Grace! 👏🐠🥳 Photo by Claire Fackler, CINMS, NOAA.
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  • Wishing a very happy birthday to Rising Tide Conservation's fintastic President, Dr. Judy St. Leger!

#BestFishes 🎂🎉🐠 ⠀
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  • Our partners @mysticaquarium and the Marine Science Magnet High School are offering a Joint Internship in Aquaculture for the Summer 2020 Semester. ➡️Application deadline is Jan 31st.⬅️ The graduation eligibility requirement is WAIVED for the summer--current college students are eligible! 
Prospective applicants should click the link in our bio, then select the “Joint Internship in Aquaculture” to learn more!
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