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

Update on Cuban Hogfish, Bodianus pulchellus at UF/IFAS IRREC

Cuban Hogfish, Bodianus pulchellus, at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research & Education Center have spawned about 40 times this year!A couple of populations have settled, and currently one population has adult coloration forming and another is close behind. Around 77 days post hatch (DPH) juveniles begin to develop adult coloration,

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LiveAquaria Donates Radiant wrasse, Halichoeres iridis, to UF/IFAS TAL

Over the past year, the UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory acquired nine Radiant wrasses, Halichoeres iridis, through several generous donations from Rising Tide Conservation stakeholder LiveAquaria.com. The wrasses now reside in three harems of three, two of the harems occupy 100-gal round fiberglass tanks and the remaining a 200 gal concrete vat. After several

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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.