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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Striped bass

Research on breeding, genetics, culture, and feed requirements of striped bass have been established and the industry shows great potential if the following barriers are addressed: successful intensive larval rearing and year-round juvenile production capabilities. Development of intensive larval rearing methods will allow for more widespread availability of domestic striped bass for fingerling production and commercial growout in regions more distant from the Atlantic Coast. 

Research focuses:

  • Design and establish intensive striped bass larval rearing facilities for indoor, off-season juvenile production.
  • Develop and evaluate novel larval rearing technologies to enhance production success.
  • Establish photothermal schedules for off-season spawning of captive domestic striped bass and evaluate mechanisms of “pace-setting” spawn inductions.
  • Conduct striped bass seed stock distribution and commercial hatchery and juvenile production economics analysis.