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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish7998

Aquaculture has the potential to meet a large part of the demand for certain fishery products. A technician at a privately owned facility is holding a bag of shells. Free-swimming oyster larvae (spawned and grown artificially) attach to the shells and are then known as spat. The spat are fed cultured algae until large enough to be placed on natural beds where they will grow until harvested.

Image ID: fish7998, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Connecticut, Stratford
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection; P. 514 of "Our Changing Fisheries" 1970 Centenary NMFS centenary volume

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