Scientists from NC State University have developed a method for farming striped bass more efficiently and less expensively than ever before. Unlike previous methods, the new process does not rely on hormones for breeding striped bass in captivity.
NC State’s Benjamin Reading says the method has enabled his team to produce 5 million larvae from a single spawning event with captive striped bass.
Researchers at North Carolina Sea Grant and NC State University are collaborating with experts along the Atlantic Seaboard on StriperHub, and Reading says a growing striped bass industry will help address a $16 billion seafood industry trade deficit.
“Nine out of 10 seafood products that Americans consume are imported,” says Reading. “But there’s a significant untapped demand for marine striped bass–and this project can help to satisfy those consumers.”