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.

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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!

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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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  • The Melanurus wrasse, Halichoeres melanurus, cohort at UF/IFAS TAL is now over 100 DPH (days post hatch) 🥳 Over the holidays, the juvenile wrasse were split into smaller groups and moved into larger tanks (210L) where they will stay until they reach about 2" in length. Once they have reached that size they will be sent to RTC partner zoos and aquariums for display. 
The team at UF/IFAS TAL would like to extend a huge thanks to LRS (@reeffrenzy) for their support with frozen food. The lab used "Fertility Frenzy" for broodstock conditioning and is now feeding it to the juveniles. 👏👏👏 🎥 Juvenile melanurus wrasse, 60 DPH

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  • Best fishes for an aquatic 2020!✨ Photo by François Baelen / Coral Reef Image Bank
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  • So long 2019 and thanks for all the fish!

Video of juvenile banded butterflyfish, Chaetodon striatus, that was aquacultured by Dr. Ohs & the RTC team at UF/IFAS IRREC earlier this year. 
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  • Merry Fishmas from the Rising Tide Conservation team! 🐠✨ Photo by Jayne Jenkins | Coral Reef Image Bank
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  • Give gifts that give back when you choose Rising Tide Conservation as your AmazonSmile charity 🎁🐠💙
Go to smile.amazon.com, select "Rising Tide Conservation Fund", and then shop with the knowledge that you're supporting aquaculture research and increasing sustainability in the aquarium industry!

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  • New update from RTC graduate student Grace Sowaske on the Melanurus wrasse, Halichoeres melanurus, cohort which is now 62dph (days post hatch)! Read more through the link in our bio ⬆️ Photos by UF/IFAS TAL PhD student Casey Murray of Melanurus wrasse at 43dph, 44dph, and 45dph.

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