Health & Welfare
Captive reproduction, larviculture of Florida pompano
U.S. trials indicated wild-caught pampano could be feed trained and spawned in captivity via hormonal induction. Observations of fecundity, egg fertilization rates, and spawning frequency suggested that quantities of pompano seedstock could be produced over time. Although survival during test larviculture was low, the trials showed pompano larvae can be reared following standard commercial practices.