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Finfish Hatchery Projects

Aquaculture-in-the-Classroom participants are using aquaculture as a component of their educational curriculum.2004-2005 academic year school participants are:

Minuteman Regional High School, MA
Odyssey High School, MA
Salem High School, MA
Winthrop Middle School, MA
Derby Academy, MA
Dana Hall School, MA
Swampscott Middle School, MA
Essex Ag High School, MA
Rockport High School, MA
The Gordon School, RI

UNH Open Ocean Aquaculture

This current project off the coast of New Hampshire aims to identify additional species that could be economically grown in New England waters. The Open Ocean Aquaculture project is using commercially available sea cages to experimentally culture finfish native to the region. The MIT Marine Finfish Hatchery is providing haddock for these cage experiments. Find out more about the Open Ocean Aquaculture program at:

A Pilot Haddock Hatchery for Massachusetts
Supported by the Massachusetts Aquaculture Grants Program, this project's goals were: to develop husbandry techniques needed for holding and keeping haddock eggs and larvae alive; to examine cryopreservation as a possible method of preserving fertilized marine finfish eggs to stock hatcheries; to assess a tag to signify Massachusetts aquaculture raised fish; and to promote Massachusetts aquaculture and finfish culture, particularly in an urban setting.

Scale-up and Commercialization of Haddock Aquaculture
This project established a commercial-scale hatchery for haddock on Boston Harbor through a collaborative effort between MIT Sea Grant and the University of Maine Orono. At our facility we developed and demonstrated techniques for producing haddock fingerlings using eggs supplied by the University of Rhode Island. Our goal was to identify factors influencing the survival of eggs while in transit from the spawning location, during incubation, and through the early growth stages of the larval fish. The information gathered during this project will be transferred to relevant user groups through demonstrations, workshops, training programs, and other forms of outreach.