Queen Conch Aquaculture: Hatchery and Nursery Phases

"The manual includes the science and art of growing queen conch (S. gigas) that Davis has developed over her 40-year career designing, implementing and operating experimental size aquaculture facilities, as well as production-scale facilities, in Florida and throughout the Caribbean. In addition, Robinson Bazurto provided advice on Chapter 4: Growing Microalgae.

The ‘Queen Conch Aquaculture: Hatchery and Nursery Phases User Manual’ was designed and written by Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Research Professor, Megan Davis* and Science Communicator and Designer, Victoria Cassar."

This Manual is a deliverable of the Saltonstall-Kennedy NOAA Fisheries grant (NA19NMF4270029) ‘Development of a Fishers Operated Pilot-Scale Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) Hatchery and Nursery Facility for Sustainable Seafood Supply and Restoration of Wild Populations in Puerto Rico’, Megan Davis, PI (FAU Harbor Branch), Raimundo Espinoza, Co-PI (Conservación ConCiencia) and Carlos Velazquez, Collaborating Organization (Naguabo Fishing Association).