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Mote aquaculture project aims to keep seafood chefs working

FLORIDA - In the world of aquaculture, Kevan Main might as well be Dr. Love. Walking with famous Chef Roy Yamaguchi around her fish farming operation 12 miles due east of downtown Sarasota, Main, a biologist with two decades of work in aquaculture, talks as much about the ambience fish need to reproduce as she does about Mote Marine Laboratory's effort to promote fish farming.

They don't pipe in Barry White tunes or crack open a decent red. But the 75,000 square feet of indoor tanks, lighting, heating, cooling and water filters are all about fish love.

And the research at Mote's Aquaculture Park is about making sure there are enough fish for the people who love to eat them.

Its aim is to find and promote the best and most cost effective way to breed fish far from the ocean in environmentally sustainable ways. It will take the guesswork out of aquaculture by giving would-be fish farmers tested technology.

Source: Herald Tribune

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