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Friday, December 17, 2010

Recording of Florida Aquaculture Products Webinar

Yesterday, as part of my "Brown Bag" webinar series I provided an overview of Florida aquaculture products.
The goal of the webinar is to increase participants’ knowledge and awareness of the diversity of aquaculture products produced in Florida and shed some light on the value of this important industry to the
state's economy and people.

Webinar Recording

(You might get a message that blocks you from downloading the webinar; you will need to click on "allow" to let your computer download the presentation)

To make sure your computer is compatible with  Elluminate Live,  go to:  http://www.elluminate.com/support/index.jsp and work through steps 1 and 2.
If you have connection problems, please contact Ron Thomas with UF/IFAS distance education at
Some interesting facts addressed in the presentation:
  • Florida ranks 7th in the nation for total aquaculture production
  • Florida aquafarms produce over 1500 varieties of fish, plants, mollusks, crustaceans, and reptiles
  • Florida is the nation's leading producer of freshwater tropical ornamental fish
  • Florida aquaculture net sales in 2007 was approximately $63 million dollars
  • Florida's aquaculture products are used for food, aquarium use, high fashion, gardening, restoration projects, fee-fishing, bait, biological control, and research


Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services-Division of Aquaculture http://www.floridaaquaculture.com/

2011-2012 Florida Aquaculture Plan:  http://www.floridaaquaculture.com/publications/aquaplan.pdf

Florida Aquaculture Association: http://www.flaa.org/index.html

UF/IFAS Tropical Ornamental Laboratory: http://tal.ifas.ufl.edu/

UF/IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program: http://shellfish.ifas.ufl.edu/

University of Miami Aquaculture: http://aquaculture.rsmas.miami.edu/

Mote Marine Lab Aquaculture Park: www.mote.org/aquaculture/

Harbor Branch/ FAU Aquaculture: http://www.fau.edu/hboi/Aquaculture/index.php












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