Fish Nutrition


Principal Investigator

Marty Riche, Ph.D.
Research Professor


International in scope, Dr. Riche’s aquaculture experience in the private, public, and academic sectors spans 30 years, and he is recognized as an expert in freshwater and marine fish culture, larval culture, feed formulation, fish nutrition, and design and operation of recirculating aquaculture systems. He served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Prior to receiving his M.S. from Purdue University, Dr. Riche worked in industry as a Systems Biologist. He received a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Aquatic Animal Nutrition and earned the Global Young Scholars’ Award. In 1997, Dr. Riche was selected for the National Academies of Science Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. He served a one-year appointment to the National Indian Center for Marine and Environmental Research & Education to develop research facilities and curricula in aquaculture. In 2001, Dr. Riche joined USDA’s Agricultural Research Service as the Lead Scientist for the Sustainable Marine Aquaculture Systems project located at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, and later received the Agricultural Research Service’s Southern Plains Area Early Career Research Scientist of the Year award. He supplements his research by serving as an Aquaculture without Frontiers volunteer in African nations, sharing his knowledge with governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as with small- and medium-scale farmers.


Research Interests

  • Nutrition and physiology of aquatic animals
  • Larval marine fish

HBOI ocean fish