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Aquaculture

Nutrient Credit Trading Could Expand Maryland Oyster Aquaculture

Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) conducted a study to evaluate the potential effect of nutrient credit trading on the growth and profitability of Maryland’s aquaculture industry. Nutrient credit trading is a market approach to lowering the cost of...

Oyster Aquaculture Production Systems

Oyster aquaculture in Maryland is carried out using both traditional bottom leases as well as newer water column leases that utilize containment gear to produce single oysters. This manual describes the different types of production methods that can be used to build an aquaculture business and is...
Fish at the Baltimore Fish Market
University of Maryland Extension is partnering with Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland, Baltimore County, to study aquaculture of Atlantic salmon in land-based fish farm facilities. The $1...

Hydroponic or aquaponic urban farms

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 3: Basil grown hydroponically in a plug floated in a foam mat on top of a tank of water, at Envista Farms at Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, in Temple Hills, MD. Photo by Neith Little, UMD Extension. Hydroponics means growing plants using...
James Pitcher grabs a rope dangling off his wooden dock and hauls up a cage filled with dripping oysters. The shellfish are growing in knotty clumps, and they’re getting big. "This is a lot of last...
Inside this Issue The Susquehanna Flats: Epicenter of Research Landlocked The River Seldom Seen Project Based Learning with Chestnuts and Aquaculture Adventures in Team TeachingMore info

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