Supporting the Viability and Expansion of Land-Based Aquaculture

Supporting the Viability and Expansion of Land-Based Aquaculture

The Freshwater Institute has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service for a five-year plan...
USFWS Hatchery Modernization Project

USFWS Hatchery Modernization Project

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) operates over 96 national fish hatcheries that include aquatic animal production facilities...
Supplementing Brown Trout for Maryland Anglers

Supplementing Brown Trout for Maryland Anglers

A collaboration between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute seeks to increase the...
Researching and Restoring West Virginia’s Declining Brook Trout Population

Researching and Restoring West Virginia’s Declining Brook Trout Population

West Virginia’s native brook trout populations are struggling. A collaboration between the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and...
Supporting Matorka

Supporting Matorka's Sustainable Expansion

Icelandic seafood producer Matorka has been growing Arctic char since 2010. As the company aspired to expand to grow...
Increased Research Capacity at New Aquaculture Research Laboratory

Increased Research Capacity at New Aquaculture Research Laboratory

For 30 years, The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute has led the way in the development of land-based recirculating aquaculture...
Supporting Sustainability at Chatham University

Supporting Sustainability at Chatham University

Chatham University set out to develop their Eden Hall Campus with a goal in mind: create the country’s first...
Superior Fresh

Superior Fresh

At the Freshwater Institute, we know that the future of sustainable seafood lies in developing innovative approaches that value...
Seafood

Seafood's "40 under 40": John Davidson

John Davidson is a senior research associate at the Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute. Since 1998, John has conducted research...
SINTEF & Freshwater Compare the Economics & Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming

SINTEF & Freshwater Compare the Economics & Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming

A collaboration between the Freshwater Institute and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture examines two types of salmon farming systems—open net...
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 catching a variety of sport...
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 that make fish cultivation a...
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 aquaculture systems, is participating in...
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 juvenile anadromous and resident Pacific...
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 the Connecticut River watershed. An...
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 while fishing where the best...
Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) rears Pacific salmon and steelhead associated with the Upper Columbia River as...
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 fish culture activities into one...
Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Design

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Design

The National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center (NCWMAC) is a new research facility established by USDA ARS to improve...
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 the WVCAP as a framework to...
Get to Know the Freshwater Institute’s Spring Hill Salmon

Get to Know the Freshwater Institute’s Spring Hill Salmon

At the Freshwater Institute, we are leaders in the development and design of aquaculture systems that make it possible...
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 impacts of pollution have created...
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 by the Potomac Valley Audubon...