aq·ua·cul·ture [ak-wuh-kuhl-cher, ah-kwuh-] –noun
the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, esp. fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture.
The Aquaculture Program focuses on technology and management strategies for environmentally sustainable aquaculture development, including marine fish and crustacean aquaculture, environmental issues and project development. As well as economically viable industries that bring social and economical benefits while producing most needed fish products to meet an ever increasing demand.
This program is spearheading research and development in the emerging fields of hatchery technology and offshore aquaculture of cobia (Rachycentron canadum) in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. And has been successfully addressing controversial issues throughout all stages of fish farming, from egg to market.