UF|IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
The Laboratory is part
of the University's Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. It
is located in Ruskin, Florida, approximately 20 miles south of Tampa
in the heart of the tropical ornamental aquaculture industry.
Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (TAL) was created in 1996 from an
industry-driven initiative and cooperation of UF and federal, state,
and county representatives. The facility maintains strong working
relationships with the Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association, the
Florida Aquaculture Association, and other producer-based
organizations. The mission of TAL is to enhance the understanding of
tropical, ornamental aquaculture through research and education. The
Laboratory performs applied research, fish disease diagnostic
services, and extension education programs and promotes
professionalism in Florida's tropical aquaculture industry.
Location and Map/Directions to TAL