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Warmwater Marine Finfish in the Southern Tier States: Assessment of Historic Supply and its Implications for Aquaculture Commercialization



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Authored by Carole R. Engle, Jonathan van Senten, Cristina Watkins

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Aquaculture farming practices and technologies have expanded rapidly in recent years, particularly those for farming marine finfish. Global production of marine finfish has grown, both in total volume of production but also in the number of species farmed commercially. In the U.S., there has been little commercial production of marine species other than salmon and redfish. While there still are important production bottlenecks for some species, for many others, the key questions are related to the best ways to develop economically feasible farms and markets. This report is the first of a series that will begin to address the key economic questions related to economically feasible marine fish farming in the U.S. This report focuses on an analysis of the current supply of each of 20 marine finfish species selected for inclusion in this project. Subsequent reports will present results of surveys of consumers and distributors followed by estimates of production costs.

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Publication Date

November 8, 2022