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UMESC Indoor Aquaculture Facility

  • Although often mistaken for a public fish hatchery, the Center's aquaculture facility only raises fish for use in research. Indoor Aquaculture FacilityHistorically, fish raised in these tanks have been needed to test medicinal drugs regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Public aquaculture relies on medicinal drugs to treat fish that become diseased. Supplied with a newly stocked medicine chest, public aquaculture facilities across the country will be able to more efficiently produce the many species required to support recreational fishing.

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