Tropical marine aquaculture is increasingly used for conservation efforts focused on coral reef species and coral restoration projects. Increasing environmental concerns over global degradation of many tropical marine coral reef ecosystems, and specifically Florida Keys coral reef ecosystems necessitates the need for immediate education of qualified tropical marine aquaculture technicians. The Tropical Ornamental Mariculture Technician (TOMT) certificate is designed to develop marine ornamental entrepreneurs and provide technician level marine aquaculture skills that will help fill the marine aquaculture jobs of the future while helping supply the demand for oceanic resources from a cultured environment and not the ocean.
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