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Florida Marine Research Institute - Stock Enhancement Research Facility - Port Manatee, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 27° 38.605 W 082° 32.416
17R E 348050 N 3058650
Quick Description: Located at 14495 Harlee Road in the Port Manatee area, east of Tampa Bay.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2008 11:04:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM4N7H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 16

Long Description:
Florida’s first state operated marine fish hatchery opened its doors in April, 1988. The first red drum fingerlings were harvested 77 days later. The facility was constructed to support experimental stock enhancement research and to conduct research on hatchery propagation and rearing of marine and estuarine fishes.

Built on 54 acres provided to the state by the Manatee County Port Authority, the Stock Enhancement Research Facility (SERF) consists of several key systems. These systems include a seawater pumping station, a 12,000 square foot hatchery building, 12 one-acre and 6 quarter-acre ponds, a discharge water effluent system, a 5-station fish tagging system, office, lab, and maintenance work areas.

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Picture taken from the Florida Fish and Wildlife website

Type of Facility: Technology, Health, or Research Facility

Management Agency: State/Provincial Government

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Has a Vistor Center: Not Listed

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