Mote Marine Laboratory has greatly expanded its aquaculture
capabilities with the construction of the Mote Aquaculture Park (MAP).
This facility is located in eastern Sarasotat County, approximately 20
miles inland form Sarasota's coast. In 2001, Mote Scientific
Foundation purchased 200 acres of land to be developed into the Mote
Park will house Mote’s aquaculture programs performed under the Center
For Aquaculture Research and Development (C.A.R.D.). These
programs include the Marine Aquaculture Program, the Sturgeon
Demonstration Program and the Shrimp Program.
The Park will eventually serve as a site where the public can
about and appreciate aquaculture at a visitor’s center, and fish for
aquaculture species in a constructed fishing pond.
Peter Hull - Director of Mote Aquaculture Park
Randy Grams - MAP Facilities Construction Manager
Bill Gorham - MAP Facilities Construction Asst. Manager
Tommy Smith - MAP Landscape Specialist
Travis Smith - MAP Landscape Assistant
Ann Hayes - MAP Development Officer