Advances in Hatchery Technology​

Review of Operational & Maintenance Guidelines 

hurricane prep

August 23, 2017

A series of workshops were conducted to address industry issues in the production of shellfish seed. This seminar’s presenter was Dr. John Supan, director of the Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Hatchery, Grand Isle, LA, a state-of-the art facility that opened in 2015 to produce a billion oyster larvae for supplementing natural production of public oyster reefs.


Topics included:

  • Advances in shellfish hatchery system design, filtration equipment, and algal production systems
  •  How to set up and operate a semi-closed or closed (recirculating) hatchery system
  • How to adjust water supply source with buffering system if pH and alkalinity are not optimal, Values to maintain
  • Outline of shellfish hatchery operation & maintenance guidelines and troubleshooting tips