When people think of sea farming, it’s usually the husbandry part that they have in mind: tending the crop, working on the boat, etc. Husbandry is a rewarding part of the aquaculture process, and good husbandry is critical to success. Paired with strong financial management and sales and marketing, husbandry is where the rubber meets the road. Your goal as the farmer is very simple, but difficult to do well: Successful aquaculturists keep their animals and plants at optimum health. Another way to think about this is to keep the crop at minimum stress: low stress equals faster growth, improved survival, and maximum quality. Good farmers know their crop, their site, and their gear.
Morse, Dana; Belknap, Samuel; and Clark Uchenna, Rebecca, "Aquaculture in Shared Waters Fact Sheet: Husbandry" (2016). Maine Sea Grant Publications. 124.
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