Rising Tide Conservation at Aquaculture America

Rising Tide Conservation Researchers Dr. Cortney Ohs, Dr. Matt DiMaggio, and Avier Montalvo present at Aquaculture America 2017.

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Successful Aquaculture of the Reef Butterflyfish

February 9, 2017 - Rising Tide Conservation, in partnership with the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center, is thrilled to announce the aquaculture of the Reef Butterflyfish (Chaetodon sedentarius)! This success is the first of 2017 for...
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UF TAL Wrasse Update

The University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (TAL) is currently working with two species of wrasses; the Melanurus wrasse (Halichoeres melanurus) and the Yellow wrasse (H. chrysus). Three separate broodstock populations of the Melanurus wrasse are being...
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Rearing of the Milletseed Butterflyfish

The very first success for my project came with collection #3. The egg collectors were set on March 16, 2016. Eggs were harvested the morning of March 17, 2016. There were a total of 20,800 eggs with 11,648 viable (56%). The eggs were stocked at a fairly high density...
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Callan Lab at OI Grad Students: Emma Forbes

As a student at Hawaii Pacific University I am fortunate enough to complete my Masters in Marine Science while enjoying the gorgeous Hawaiian sunshine. I am originally from New York and graduated from Old Dominion University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in...

Update on Yellow Tang Research at OI

It’s been about a year since we reported our best success to date with rearing yellow tang, having gotten larvae through to day 83. Since then we’ve had some repeated successes getting the larvae past the first month or so, but never any quite as far along as that...

Rising Tide Has A Facebook Page!!!

Rising Tide has caught up to the times and, thanks to Huntley, finally has a facebook page.  We're only a week old so there's not a lot on there, but it'll fill up fast.  It's a great way to keep up with all the things going on at Rising Tide facilities that may or...

Huntley Penniman Joins Rising Tide Conservation

A student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, I’m currently working through a Masters program in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.  I graduated from Boston College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and shortly thereafter, began working for the...

Pomacanthus Angelfish Update

One of our first Rising Tide successes was harvesting eggs from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (CZA), shipping them to UF’s Tropical Aquaculture Lab, and successfully raising what turned out to be semicircle angelfish.  We had samples from that first cohort DNA analyzed...

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The mission of Rising Tide Conservation is to protect coral reefs using sustainable aquaculture. Rising Tide Conservation develops techniques for raising marine fish for public displays and aquarium hobbyists. These methods promote conservation and sustainability, provide an alternative to wild reef collection, and protect our valuable marine habitats.

ABOUT RISING TIDE

Learn more about Rising Tide Conservation’s efforts to improve the marine fish trade.

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We offer many educational opportunities to students, research facilities and more!

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Rising Tide Conservation develops techniques for raising marine ornamental fish for both public displays and aquarium hobbyists. These methods promote conservation and sustainability, and provide an alternative to wild reef collection.

FUN FACT #1

The vast majority of marine aquarium fish are wild-caught. It can be difficult to trace the origin of many aquarium fish. It can also be hard to know if they were caught using sustainable fishing methods.

We want to protect marine fish and their habitats by raising marine fish in captivity. The percent of commercially available captive-bred marine aquarium fish is only 10-15%. We would love to see that number go up!  

FUN FACT #3

Rising Tide Conservation reared over 16 species of marine aquarium fish!

FUN FACT #2

Rising Tide Conservation reaches across the spectrum of marine ornamental fish conservation. We collaborate with over 48 facilities. These stakeholders include public aquaria, research universities, marine fish producers, and aquarium wholesalers and retailers.

FUN FACT #4

The first marine fish Rising Tide Conservation successfully reared is the Porkfish. It is now commercially produced by FishEye Aquaculture and sold through Segrest Farms.

Successfully Aquacultured Fish

Rising Tide Conservation develops techniques for raising marine ornamental fish for both public displays and aquarium hobbyists. These methods promote conservation and sustainability, and provide an alternative to wild reef collection.


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