Southern Miss partners with others on release of red snapper fingerlings | Schools
The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Aqua Green LLC are partnering to produce popular recreational fish such as spotted seatrout, red snapper, and cobia for release into Mississippi waters. The group will release hundreds of red snapper fingerlings onto offshore artificial reefs during the week of Dec. 3-7.
The fish were produced at GCRL’s Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center located at its Cedar Point site in Ocean Springs, Miss.
GCRL is one of the pioneers in red snapper aquaculture and is currently the only facility in the world actively culturing red snapper. GCRL began investigating aquaculture of this notoriously difficult species more than 10 years ago and released several thousand fish around the year 2000.
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