Re: [Aqua-culture] Any Entrepreneurs Out There?
- View Sourcejeff,
I believe you're refering to fins technology located in Turner's Falls MA. They are still in operation and doing pretty well from what I understand. There phone # is 413
863-8905. There are also a few Tilapia producers located throughout MA and New England in general.
> Does anyone know anything about getting a small-medium scale aqua/mariculture operation off the ground? I'm an immunologist with a Boston area pharmaceutical firm but I received my master's degree at UMaine while working in an aquatic animal health lab. I had some experience in salmonid culture back in the mid-80s and am interested in doing something other than what I'm doing now. I believe that aquaculture and/or fish/farming will be a growth industry in the US because of the constant mismanagement of wild populations.
> There used to be a land-locked facility in Western Massachusetts where striped bass were raised. I don't know if they are still in operation but for a time they sold product to many seafood restaurants in New England. I also don't know how cost-effective this type of thing is. I'm not a business guy and I'm not a salesman but I can help on the science end.
- View SourceJeff,
I have plenty of years behind me growing hybrids. If you'd like some
information on some of the marketing/culture dynamics of this industry feel
free to give me a call.