MBL Aquaculture is a division of Marinco Bioassay Laboratory, Inc. In 1988, MBL started by providing Americamysis for aquatic toxicity tests and eventually grew into one of the largest WET testing laboratories in the Southeast. With that growth and ever increasing demand for reliable aquatic indicators, this division became an essential component of MBL`s successful testing paradigm. The aquaculture facility is certified by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Aquaculture Certificate #AQ0668007.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Agriculture - Aquaculture
- Market Focus:
- Nationally (across the country)
MBL Aquaculture produces laboratory-quality mysid shrimp (Americamysis bahia),Ceriodaphnia dubia, Daphnia magna, Cyprinella leedsi, Pimephales promelas, and Menidia beryllina specifically for use in aquatic toxicity testing.
The application of these organisms extends to high-end hobbyist and public aquaria, as parasite-free nutrient vectors for the feeding and supplementation of marine predators.
Our state of the art facility operates within Marinco's 5600 sq. ft. home in Sarasota, Florida.
The following describes the basic infrastructure of our facility:
- Closed, UV-sterilized re-circulating systems
- More than 2,000 gallons of water filtered daily
- Photoperiod and temperature-controlled environment
- A 60 KW backup generator, ensuring uninterrupted power