Some of you may have seen the interesting thread in SOL about "pure bred striped bass" raised in open ocean fish farms. The first one on the U.S. east coast is apparently starting up off of Eastern Long Island - Manna Fish Farms. Here's a snippet from the Manna website:
In collaboration with scientific advisors from SUNY Stony Brook University, The University of Rhode Island, St. Josephs College, The Webb Institute of Marine Engineering, The University of New Hampshire, MIT, The University of Southern Mississippi, and Roger Williams University, MANNA will explore aquaculture development in federal waters at multiple locations. MANNA is currently securing permits for a twenty-four (24) submersible cage ocean farm 8 miles off the coast of Eastern Long Island. Taking nothing from the sea, the off-shore cages are populated with fingerlings grown in our New York hatchery. The fingerlings will be fed via robotic automated feed buoys. As the fish grow 40-60 feet below the ocean’s surface, the cages are raised and lowered to allow for easy maintenance.U
Predator fish must get very frustrated when they find the farm (cage) but can't get to the fish!!!
dennisr: Interesting article jc10, thanks for posting the link.
Jul 26, 2020 21:06:19 GMT -5
jc10: Albie sighting! If you're not a member of RISAA, a member reported today that he hooked up with a dozen albies yesterday along "south county beaches". Game On?
Jul 27, 2020 7:57:38 GMT -5
jc10: Apparently they weren't Albies but rather frigate mackerel, which apparently look somewhat similar. Sorry for reporting "false news".
Jul 27, 2020 21:22:47 GMT -5
matunucksurfrat: Need two more guys to join chip and myself for the Nelson four man tournament in September I’m a fairly new guy so any new members interested please let me know if you can commit
Aug 1, 2020 21:56:16 GMT -5
ahab: Surfrat - The teams are randomly selected and will be announced on September 4th
Aug 2, 2020 6:34:10 GMT -5
matunucksurfrat: Ok ahab much easier thank you and good luck
Aug 2, 2020 21:15:41 GMT -5