FreshwaterInstitute

Aquaculture & Water Quality


Our Projects

Conservation Priority Mapping in West Virginia

Conservation Priority Mapping in West Virginia

West Virginia Conservation Action Plan The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) developed...
Creating a Catch for Maryland Anglers

Creating a Catch for Maryland Anglers

Every year thousands of anglers cast a line into Maryland’s waters in hope of...
CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, a recognized expert in the technology and design of...
Development of Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture Production Systems

Development of Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture Production Systems

A Cooperative Agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Downloadable...
Fish Hatchery Water Reuse Evaluation – Chelan County, WA

Fish Hatchery Water Reuse Evaluation – Chelan County, WA

The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) in Washington State produces over four million...
Green Infrastructure Plan in West Virginia

Green Infrastructure Plan in West Virginia

Jefferson County, West Virginia, confronts haphazard growth that disrupts normal ecosystem functions and community...
Hatchery Planning and Partial Water Reuse System Design

Hatchery Planning and Partial Water Reuse System Design

White River NFH participates in the stock mitigation and reestablishment of Atlantic salmon in...
Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Research at The Freshwater Institute focuses on developing and improving technologies to enhance the...
Land-Based Closed-Containment Aquaculture with the Atlantic Salmon Federation

Land-Based Closed-Containment Aquaculture with the Atlantic Salmon Federation

In 2011 two conservation organizations came to the same understanding, an idea formed probably...
Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) rears Pacific salmon and steelhead associated with...
Potomac Valley Audubon Society Watershed Education Initiative

Potomac Valley Audubon Society Watershed Education Initiative

Freshwater Institute staff assisted with the “Watershed Education Initiative,” an environmental education program offered...
Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Design

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Design

The National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center (NCWMAC) is a new research facility established...
Reviving a Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

Reviving a Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

Runoff of nutrients from farmland in the Mississippi River Watershed is contributing to a...
Seafood

Seafood's "40 under 40": John Davidson

John Davidson is a senior research associate at the Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute. Since...
SINTEF and Freshwater Institute Compare the Economics and Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming Systems

SINTEF and Freshwater Institute Compare the Economics and Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming Systems

A collaboration between the Freshwater Institute and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture examines two types...
Supporting Sustainable Fish Farming with Marine Harvest

Supporting Sustainable Fish Farming with Marine Harvest

For three decades, The Freshwater Institute has conducted research to develop and improve technologies...
The Freshwater Institute Partners with Wegmans Food Markets

The Freshwater Institute Partners with Wegmans Food Markets

The Freshwater Institute, a program of The Conservation Fund, is one of the nation’s premier...
Trout Hatchery Planning, Design, and Construction

Trout Hatchery Planning, Design, and Construction

A new hatchery was designed and constructed for the Rolling Rock Club that consolidated...
West Virginia Tributary Strategies for Chesapeake Bay Restoration

West Virginia Tributary Strategies for Chesapeake Bay Restoration

While the Chesapeake Bay has played important roles in our nation’s heritage, the current...
Woodchip Bioreactor Research

Woodchip Bioreactor Research

The Freshwater Institute Bioreactor Project At The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute, we have invested significant...