ABA’s long term goals are to contribute to the culture of sustainability within the marine ornamental industry on a large scale. Tommy Yannopoulos is the head of our aquaculture program and has a passion like no other. He is our marine biologist on staff and has been studying and practicing aquaculture for many years. He is focusing on improving sustainability within the industry by minimizing the amount of life being taken from our oceans for the hobby through aquaculture. His research has allowed us to identify the top suppliers for healthy, sustainably collected livestock. Stay tuned for updates of our ongoing research.
We have brood stock corals, anemones, shrimps, and fishes from which we periodically collect offspring or fragment for propagation and research. As we grow we add more species to our brood stock to increase the diversity of what we can aquaculture. We take a ‘free range’ approach to aquaculture and house our fish pairs in large, natural habitats with pristine water quality. At our facility we have integrated our aquaculture brood stock into our coral displays. Our smallest brood stock tank is a 60 gallon cube and our largest is a 654 gallon coral trough home to a pair of algae blennies and sixline wrasses. We truly believe that aquaculture is the future of the hobby. Whenever possible we promote the efforts of other aquaculture facilities in the U.S. and abroad.
Species currently under production at Atlantic Blue Aquaculture
• Bangai cardinalfish
• Various inverts
Our goal at Atlantic Blue Aquaculture is to expand our available species list to include:
• Sexually reproduced corals