The final episode of our Project Snook video series is about the future of Mote Aquaculture Research Park and fish farming in America. We get to meet the Vice President of Fisheries and Aquaculture for Mote Marine, Dr. Ken Leber PhD. He has fascinating knowledge of the fish industry in our country. He states, "84% of the seafood we eat in this country is imported." He believes aquaculture is the future. You can control the process. You have a secure process with control over the outcomes. If we don't begin to grow our food supply in this country, who knows what might happen. DONATE NOW


Capt Blair Wiggins Learning About Snook Larvae

In Part 3 of our Project Snook video series, Capt Blair Wiggins heads down to Mote Aquaculture Park in Sarasota to learn how to feed 3 day old snook. Matt Resley, Mote Senior Marine Biologist, shows Blair how small the larvae and how difficult it can be to feed them. At 3 days old, the snook larve have mouths and eyes and begin to feed. They need live prey to initiate first feeding. Matt and his staff at Mote Aquaculture Park feed the young snook rotifers or zooplankton. The feed study will allow the biologists to enrich the rotifers with Omega 3 Fatty acids and other nutrients to see if they grow faster or become more healthier. Mote Marine is creating our next generation of sport fish, and we need your donations to fund all the work they do.