Flounder Farming in North Carolina: Developing Improved Strains and Enhancing Marketability for Economic Success

Organization:
North Carolina State University Center for Environmental Farming Systems
Amount:
$74,494.42
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Wake
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to continue support for efforts to develop freshwater Southern flounder farms. Development of these farms will create new opportunities for farmers to pursue aquaculture in inland counties. These funds will be used to improve the flavor profile of farm-raised flounder and support genetic mapping of the strain of flounder developed by North Carolina State University researchers.

Contact:
Mr. Matt K. Ronning Center for Environmental Farming Systems NCSU Campus Box 7514 Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7514 (919) 513-1981
Areas Served:
New Hanover, Onslow, Duplin

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