Method to control algae and aquatic weed
Talapia consume algae and floating aquatic
Grass carp to consume mainly submerged aquatic
in SC only
Carp, Bream and Largemouth Bass
Bass and Flounder
Shrimp, fiddler crabs and mud minnows
Swimming Rockfish & Shrimp Farm
are a 10-acre farm with a 21,000 square foot greenhouse enclosed pond.
Watch us in action in this video that was a featured special on ETV about South Carolina Aquaculture:
sell the finest live and frozen head-on bait shrimp in South Carolina.
We also sell other live bait including fiddler crabs, and
Other products include red drum, hybrid striped bass and tilapia used
for pond stocking.
We will be carrying Cobia and Flounder later this year. Currently we have
Hybrid Striped Bass
Red Drum (Spottail Bass)
Shrimp (Bait Shrimp only 60-80 count per
where our bait shrimp can be purchased:
products are sold throughout the Southeast Seaboard, from Virginia to
Florida. We are conveniently located 25 miles south of Charleston, SC.
Hutchinson Email: email@example.com
401 South Santee Road
McClellanville, SC 29458
1-888-ALGAE-US or 1-800-928-5811 (Calls Outside USA)-
Seafood Winter 2008-2009 Farm-raised Striped Bass Fact Sheet
Illustration courtesy of the Northeast Fishery Science Center Common
name: Striped bass, striper Latin name: Morone saxatilis
Characteristics: • In South Carolina, striped bass are a prized
gamefish and high quality food fish with a mild sweet taste and firm
flaky texture. Wild striped bass caught in South Carolina may not be
sold, but farm-raised striped bass is a very good alternative when
sourcing local seafood. • Striped bass are suitable for aquaculture
because they can be successfully grown in fresh, brackish, and salt
water. • Cultured fish are particularly well suited to the restaurant
trade because of consistency in size, yield and quality. Source: •
Swimming Rock Fish Farm, a division of South Santee Aquaculture,
Meggett, SC • Contact phone number: 1-888-254-2387 Aquaculture: • Most
farm-raised striped bass are actually a hybrid of striped bass and
white bass, but Swimming Rock Fish Farm is currently raising
full-blooded striped bass. • Striped bass are raised in brackish water
ponds, then transferred to tanks of saltwater to flush away the muddy
flavor before harvest. • Juvenile fish are reared in hatcheries and
sold to fish farms, such as Swimming Rock Fish Farm. Farms stock
juveniles of similar sizes to avoid cannibalism and decrease size
variation at harvest. • Juveniles complete their first year of growth
(reaching approximately 0.5 lb) in a nursery pond. The fish are then
moved to a grow-out pond, tank or raceway for the second year. Striped
bass are harvested at 18 to 24 months of age and at weights between 1.5
and 2.5 pounds. • They are fed a commercial salmon or trout feed and
exhibit food conversion ratios of 2 to 1 or less (highly efficient in
comparison to most livestock). • To harvest, the pond is seined and
fish are herded into a holding net. They are weighed and placed in a
transport tank and are delivered live to Charleston-area restaurants.
At the restaurant, the fish are transferred from the tank to a cooler
filled with a slurry of ice and salt water where the fish are slowly
chill-killed, yielding an extremely fresh product. • The menu
presentations for Striped Bass are sometimes called “Palmetto Bass”.
Sources: Personal communication with Kevin Hutchinson and Rick Eager of
Swimming Rock Fish Farm, 2007. Visit our website for more information
on swimming rockfish farm
“Tilapia” Oreochromis niloticus niloticus (Nile Tilapia) Family: Order:
Class: Fish name: Max. size: South Santee Aquaculture, Inc. has been
raising Tilapia in South Carolina since 1989 for food fish, floating
aquatic plant control, (duckweed) and algae control. Photo: Kevin
Hutchinson, CEO-Fishery Biologist Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily:
Pseudocrenilabrinae Perciformes (perch-like) Actinopterygii (ray-finned
fishes) Nile tilapia Published weight: 4,324 g. max. reported age: 9
years. The average size that South Santee Aquaculture, Inc. sells for
food fish is 1-2 lbs. The fish are also used for continual algae and
aquatic floating plant control in ponds. The fish are usually stocked
between 3-6 inches. The average stocking sizes are around a ¼ lb. each.
Environment benthopelagic; potamodromous; freshwater; brackish water
can tolerate no more than 14 ppt; depth range is usually no more than
15 feet. Climate: tropical; 14 – 33°C (58 - 88.8 °F); 32°N - 10°N
Importance fisheries: highly commercial; aquaculture: commercial; price
category: Food Fish price is $3.65 per lb. For algae control stocking
is $1.60-$2.60 per Growth: Tilapia can grow up to 1.7 lbs. in 1 year
using 32- 46 % protein feed. Distribution Africa: coastal rivers of
Israel; Nile from below Albert Nile to the delta; Jebel Marra; Lake
Chad basin and the rivers Niger, Benue, Volta, Gambia and Senegal.
Widely introduced for aquaculture, with many existing strains. Several
countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 18; Dorsal soft rays (total):
12 - 13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 – 11; Vertebrae: 30 – 32.
Genital papilla of breeding male not tassellated. Jaws of mature male
not greatly enlarged (length of lower jaw 29-37 % of head length). The
most distinguishing characteristic of the species is the presence of
regular vertical stripes throughout the depth of caudal fin. Margin of
dorsal fin grey or black. Vertical bars in caudal fin 7-12. Biology:
Occurs in a wide variety of freshwater habitats like rivers, lakes,
sewage canals and irrigation channels. Mainly diurnal. Feeds mainly on
phytoplankton or benthic algae. Marketed fresh and frozen or live.
Oviparous. Mouthbrooding by females. Extended temperature range is 8 -
42°Cۜ (46.4-108.4° F), natural temperature range 14 - 33 °C (58-88.8°
F). Optimal breeding is 86° F.