Fish Aquaculture

Whitney Laboratory is expanding its environmental restoration efforts into fisheries.

Reintroduction of Local Game Fish into Local Habitats

Using modern scientific approaches, Leonardo Ibarra-Castro, PhD is working to efficiently hatch and rear a number of local game fish species for reintroduction into their local habitats. Matching nutritional requirements with the fish’s gut microbiome through early ontogeny is just one of his approaches to improve growth rates and survivability. 


Stay tuned for more updates on our new program!

Leonardo Ibarra-Castro, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Scientist

l.ibarracastro@whitney.ufl.edu

(904) 201-8421