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ESTC 2011 Pre-Conference Tour: Waddell Mariculture Center

Waddell Mariculture Center

The Waddell Mariculture Center (WMC) is a field experiment station of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). The Center was constructed in 1983-84 to develop propagation and farming techniques for marine and brackish water species of finfish, mollusks, crustaceans and plants. In addition to developing techniques for commercial aquaculture, the center produces juvenile fish for use in fishery management and stock evaluation by the Marine Resources Division. The Center is one of the country's largest and most sophisticated facilities for mariculture research, which focuses on the farming of plants and animals in saltwater, seeks to develop propagation and farming techniques for marine and brackish water species of finfish, mollusks, crustaceans and plants.

 

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