MACNA TALK: Todd Gardner: How the reefing hobby’s innovations drive marine aquaculture

Todd Gardner is a professor of Aquaculture at Carteret Community College in Morehead City, NC, and owner of Coastal Biocultures, a new venture specializing in cultured and sustainably-caught living treasures.

His life and his career have both been shaped by his passion for marine life and he has written numerous scientific and popular articles about his research and experiences collecting, keeping, and culturing marine organisms.

Todd’s professional background includes work on a National Geographic documentary, commercial aquaculture at C-quest Hatchery in Puerto Rico, and an 11-year term at the Long Island Aquarium where he spent much of his time developing techniques for rearing marine fish larvae.

To date he has raised more than 50 species.

In 2013 Todd received the prestigious Aquarist of the Year Award from the Marine Aquarium Society of North America (MASNA). In his spare time, Todd dives, photographs marine life, runs marathons, and plays in a blues band.

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