Myakka River - An Overview of Mote Marine Laboratory’s Eco-Friendly Sturgeon Program

  • 24 Mar 2011
  • 5:30 PM
  • Airport Holiday Inn - 8009 15th Street East- Sarasota, FL 34243


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Myakka River Branch Meeting

An Overview of Mote Marine Laboratory’s Eco-Friendly Sturgeon Program

Presentation: Jim Michaels joined Mote Marine Laboratory in 2002 as Staff Scientist and Program Manager of Mote’s Commercial Sturgeon Demonstration Program. Currently this Program is operating as a partnership between Mote and the University

  of South Florida Research Foundation. The purpose of this program is to develop innovative eco-friendly culture methodologies for the production of sturgeon meat and caviar.

Jim currently serves on the Florida Aquaculture Association Board of Directors. He is a member of the Florida Aquaculture Review Council, Florida Sturgeon Production Work Group and is a member of the Florida Food Fish Aquatic Health Management Technical Advisory Team.

Jim’s talk will be titled “An Overview of Mote Marine Laboratory’s Eco-Friendly Sturgeon Program”. The presentation will show how a sturgeon is hatched and grown in a state-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture system in which a major emphasis has been placed on water conservation and the reduction of energy usage via innovative pumping and ventilation systems. 

Location : Airport Holiday Inn, 8009 15th Street East, Sarasota, FL 34243

Thursday, March 24th

Registration from 5:30-6PM       Meeting : 6 -7:30 PM

Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided and a cash bar is available.

Members: $10    Non-members: $15   Students: $5

USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, c/o Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science,
777 Glades Road, Room EE 329, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, / 561-373-7367
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