North American dining customers like to have a singular large piece of protein in the center of the plate. However, fish become less efficient in converting feed to protein as they age. This project investigates the sustainability ramifications of these two protein provisioning strategies (single large or two small fillets) for three species of fish produced in aquaculture. more....
F3 - Fish Free Feed
mapping Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine
Aquaculture can grow 100,000 mt of food in 20 sq miles. The Gulf of Maine, at 69,115 sq miles, offers a huge opportunity for aquaculture production. But the Gulf of Maine is already a crowded place. The path of least resistance for aquauclture will be to find the "free" space - locations where there will be little conflict. We do this by mapping the co-occurrence of competing users. In the Gulf of Maine, three main users of space include shipping, fishing, and large pelagic animals (whales and turtles). The maps below are from the final report, and is currently in review. In addition, I am working with the RWU Marine Legal Affairs program and WHOI Sea Grant to determine if legal requirements can be used as a data layer in the co-occurrence mapping.