Rising Tide Conservation

"SAVING THE OCEAN ONE FRY AT A TIME"

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR WORK

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.   

A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL BOATS

We believe successful conservation and sustainability requires collaboration (”a rising tide”), and our efforts are intended to benefit the aquarium industry, the ocean, and the people and marine life that depend on it. (“lift all boats”).

AQUACULTURE RESEARCH

We fund research to develop and refine marine ornamental fish aquaculture methods in order to increase the number of aquacultured species in the aquarium trade.

AQUACULTURED FISH

We believe aquaculture is an important, impactful way to increase sustainability in the aquarium industry, but not the only way. We support verified sustainable initiatives, including the regulated and transparent wild collection of certain species.

CONTACT US

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LATEST NEWS

UF/IFAS TAL Looks to Algae to Reduce First Larval Feeding Bottleneck

From the Rising Tide Conservation team at UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Labratory: “The first feeding of marine larvae is a major bottleneck for aquaculture. We are currently testing three different species of algae (Pictured above from left to right; Tetraselmis chuii, Chaetoceros mulleri, Tisochrysis lutea, and control) to determine if there

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Rising Tide Conservation’s Newest Stakeholder: UK Bred Ltd.

    We would like to officially welcome Rising Tide Conservation’s newest, and first European, stakeholder UK Bred Ltd., a commercial marine ornamental hatchery located in West Sussex, England! From UK Bred Ltd. founder/owner Tony Evans: The basic story of UK Bred starts back in around 2011, when I was on a

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Introducing Rising Tide Conservation’s New Graduate Students!

We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest Rising Tide Conservation graduate students, Grace Sowaskel and Benjamin Lovewell!     Grace is joining the UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Lab as a new M.S. Graduate Assistant. Her research will focus on developing protocols for the commercial production of Halichoeres wrasses, Pacific Blue Tang, and Flame Hawkfish.

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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.