FAQ

 

 

1. Location

2. Hours 

3. Contact info 

4. Definitions

 

 

 1. Shop Location

998 Oxford St E, London, Ontario Canada

2.  Hours  

Monday - 12-5

Tuesday - 12-5

Wednesday -Closed

Thursday - 12-8

Friday - 12-8

Saturday - 10-5

Sunday - 12-5

3. Contact Info

email: info@sustainablemarinecanada.ca

Phone: 226-270-0638

 

 4. DEFINITIONS
Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaculture)

Mariculture is a specialized branch of aquaculture involving the cultivation of marine organisms for food and other products in the open ocean, an enclosed section of the ocean, or in tanks, ponds or raceways which are filled with seawater. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariculture)

Tank raised, as the name suggests, are creatures that are raised in captive conditions from eggs or larvae, or juveniles that were collected from the wild. These animals are more adaptable to aquarium life than wild caught ones, because they have been living in captive conditions for almost their entire lives. Tank raised fish will readily accept prepared foods and have far lower mortality rates in aquariums.

Captive Bred fish are born in captivity from parents who are also in captivity. The parent fish may have been wild caught, tank raised, or captive bred themselves. The resulting offspring spend 100% of their lives in captivity. These animals have no impact on wild fish populations and are extremely hardy.

Fragging refers to the reproduction of corals and is accomplished by saltwater aquarists through the process of removing portions of an existing piece of coral and growing out the removed section. Fragging coral is remarkably simple and is a common activity amongst reef aquarists.