Aquaculture is the fastest growing area of agriculture in the world today, Aquaculture is the farming and husbandry of aquatics animals and plants. Aquaculture farms may make use of lakes, rivers, and oceans. They may also be found on land, in rural areas and even in the hearts of major cities.
Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms. These organisms could be ﬁsh, crustaceans (shellﬁsh /
lobsters, crawﬁsh, shrimp, oysters, etc.) and aquatic plants. Farming is a process followed to enhance production, such as regular stocking feeding protection from predators, etc.
Aquaculture is done by cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions. It can be contrasted with commercial, which is the harvesting of wild fish.
Fish farming is the most common form of aqua farming which involves raising ﬁsh in ponds, tanks, etc. Fish farming is usually done for food. The main species that are used in ﬁsh farming are carp, salmon, tilapia
To become the leader providing support and opportunities for minority owned businesses nationwide in the industry of aquaculture, the world’s fastest growing form of food production.
The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) is one of 23 regional councils affiliated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council. The Council’s main function is to register and certify minority-owned businesses. The FSMSDC was founded in 1975, and the organization’s goal is to increase purchasing from minority businesses by government entities and corporations, while increasing the operating capacity of minority businesses through hands-on business assistance, training and access to technology and to learn more about FSMSDC, become a corporate member or nationally certified MBE, attend events or become a sponsor, please visit www.fsmsdc.org or call (305) 762-6151.
The MBE Aquaculture Program led by the partnership between FSMSDC and SRMSDC is a nationwide program focused on training, consultation, business capacity, growth assistance, education and mentor-ship in the field, while facilitating immediate business opportunities to Minority Business Enterprises within the aquaculture industry
The Aquaculture Program at the University of Miami’s (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is one of the leading programs in the country; and are participating as a program sub-contractor. The UM program also serves as consultants to hatcheries and grow out facilities world-wide. In addition, they provide commercial quantities of juvenile fish for industry partners. The goal is to pair companies with aquaculture research experts to assist in planning, research, seminars, and events.