Vero Beach, FloridaTroutlodge Marine Farms has operations along the Atlantic coast in Vero Beach, Florida. Within these two facilities, we work primarily with cobia (Rachycentron canadum), focusing on the production and sale of high-quality eggs and juveniles for on-growing farms throughout the Americas. In addition, we also work with Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus), as well as a variety of marine ornamental species through our Proaquatix division.
The broodstock facility in Vero Beach contains 26 tanks which utilize seawater pumped directly to the facility from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. Here, the crew is able to produce quality eggs using a research based broodstock program. This hatchery has a capacity of several million eggs per year.
The land based facility in Vero Beach is a fully-enclosed, modern marine hatchery facility containing 6 tanks that utilize recirculation technology to maintain optimal water conditions for rearing fingerlings. The facility is designed with one purpose in mind - to produce the highest quality marine finfish juveniles. It has a capacity of 400,000 cobia juveniles per year.
The Vero Beach operation is staffed with 5 full time employees, led by Fabricio Bueno and Eric Wagner. The staff has a combined 35 years of experience in the marine finfish industry.