An 80-page, step-by-step user manual that provides complete illustrations and photos on the science and art of culturing queen conch, Queen Conch Aquaculture: Hatchery and Nursery Phases User Manual, by Megan Davis and Victoria Cassar was recently published in the National Shellfisheries Association’s Journal of Shellfish Research. The manual is available as an open access publication or hard copies are available from Dr. Davis, Research Professor at FAU Harbor Branch. Please contact her for copies via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information source: National Aquaculture Association / news release
Photography credit: Shane Gross
The manual will be used as part of a Saltonstall-Kennedy NOAA grant partnership project: Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Conservación Conciencia, the Naguabo Commercial Fishing Association, and NOAA Fisheries. This new, in-depth manual will be used to support an eLearning platform that includes place-based experiential activities and workshops that can be accessed by anyone, which is featured in FAU Harbor Branch’s crowd funding initiative, Save the Queen of the Sea.
For additional information and videos visit Hail to the Queen – Saving the Caribbean Queen Conch.