NOAA grant will help NC Aquariums breed saltwater fish and raise awareness of aquaculture
The North Carolina Aquariums will receive funding over the next three years to breed saltwater fish and to raise awareness of aquaculture.
The NOAA grant will allow the Aquariums at Fort Fisher, Pine Knoll Shores and on Roanoke Island to hire more people for their animal care teams and expand breeding programs.
Aquaculture is the breeding and rearing of fish, shellfish and other organisms. For commercially valuable species it can reduce pressure on wild populations. For public aquariums, aquaculture provides a sustainable way to provide animals for their habitats.