Portland Press Herald
Local biotech banks on new 'chicken of the sea'
Tux Turkel Staff Writer, October 19, 2006
A vision of cobia, a warm-water game fish, becoming a popular choice at restaurants and supermarkets is driving a $30 million aquaculture investment by a local biotech company and its Virginia partner. read more...
Breaking the Cobia Bottleneck — Future of cobia depends on better results at the hatchery
By Michael Schwarz, Jeff Kaiser, D. Russell, E. McLean, B. Delbos and S.R. Craig
In the past, cobia has been described as an emerging mariculture species with tremendous global prospects. Whie its potential for farming has been significant due to characteristics such as rapid growth, good feed conversion, ease of spawning, high post-weaning survival, and adaptability to both net pen and high density tank culture, there has been one major bottleneck thwarting expansion. read more...
Governor Kaine Announces 60 New Jobs In Town Of Saltville
Company first in U.S. to produce fish at inland freshwater facility
Richmond - Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that Virginia Cobia Farms LLC, a joint venture between MariCal Inc., a privately-held aquatic life science biotechnology company, and Blue Ridge Aquaculture, Inc., will invest $30.33 million to develop a new technology and method of farming Cobia fish in Saltville. The project will create 60 new jobs. read more...