Aquaculture

Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory

 

Principal Investigator


Susan Laramore, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
772-242-2525
slaramo1@fau.edu
 

The Harbor Branch Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory provides health certification to shrimp, clam and oyster culturists and offers a variety of analytical services, including histology, PCR assays, RFTM and body burden analysis for oyster parasites, bacterial isolation, ID and antibiotic sensitivity tests, challenge and feed studies.

Dr. Laramore is interested in aquatic animal health issues of aquacultured species, including biosecurity, disease prevention and how the aquatic environment affects the prevalence and intensity of diseases. Research has focused on viral diseases of crustaceans, parasitic diseases of bivalves, ecotoxicology of invertebrates, low salinity shrimp culture and nutritional studies. 


Current Grants and Recent Projects:

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Some of this research is funded by proceeds from Aquaculture Florida specialty license plate sales granted through the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation. 

Sturmer L, Laramore S, Adams C, and Sims C. 2015-2017. “Application of triploidy to an emergent oyster aquaculture industry on the West coast of Florida.” Funded by NOAA Sea Grant via University of Florida.

Sturmer L, Laramore S, Adams C, and Sims C. 2016-2017. “Application of triploidy to an emergent oyster aquaculture industry on the West coast of Florida.” Funded by Florida Sea Grant via University of Florida.

Laramore SE and Wills PS.  2015-2016. “Indian River State Aquaculture Degree Program.” Funded by Indian River State College. Provides hands-on instruction in aquaculture for degree and non-degree seeking students. Students may opt to take one or two classes or obtain a one year Aquaculture Certificate or a two year AAS degree.

Laramore S and Sturmer L. 2015-2016. “Reproductive patterns of cultured and wild SRV clams (Macrocallista nimbosa) in Florida west coast waters.” Funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Aquaculture Review Council. 

Laramore S and Sturmer L. 2014-2015. “Reproductive patterns and nutritional status of cultured and wild SRV clams (Macrocallista nimbosa).” Funded by proceeds from Aquaculture Florida specialty license plate sales granted through the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation. 

Laramore S. 2014-2015. "Prototype Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquacultures system for land-based aquaculture: Fed component - shrimp biofloc." Funded by proceeds from Aquaculture Florida specialty license plate sales granted through the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation. 

Laramore S and McCarthy P. 2015-2016. "The development of controlled individual disease challenge systems for the evaluation of the relative susceptibility of shrimp to viral and bacterial pathogens." Funded by private industry partner Zeigler Brothers, Inc.

Laramore S. 2015-2016. "Comparative benchmarking of growth, survival and feed conversion efficiencies of Litopenaeus vannamei fed diets of varying nutritional composition in individual and group clear water culture systems." Funded by private industry partner Zeigler Brothers, Inc.

Laramore S. and Riche M. 2015-2016. "Prototype Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture System for Land-Based aquaculture: Fed component – sea urchins and other echinoderms." Funded by proceeds from Aquaculture Florida specialty license plate sales granted through the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation..

Laramore S. 2014-2015. "Increasing shrimp production in Florida by establishing environmental mineral ionic guidelines for low salinity shrimp operations." Funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Aquaculture Review Council. 



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