Marine Shrimp Aquaculture

The University of Southern Mississippi Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center supports acceleration of United States- and Mississippi-based marine shrimp farming industries. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), which is administered by the University, is a charter member of the U.S. Marine Shrimp Farming Program.

Under this program USM-GCRL has developed a national and international reputation as a center for research and development of closed-system production systems. The marine shrimp farming research project at the GCRL:

The GCRL has developed a leadership role in closed-system water-reuse shrimp culture and reproduction research and has transferred aspects of that technology for use in commercial seed production facilities.


Marine Shrimp Aquaculture at GCRL

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