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Craig Watson

Director

Email:  cawatson@ufl.edu
Phone:  (813) 671-5230 x 107

Education

Master of Aquaculture, 1988, Auburn University

Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1981, Florida State University

Selected Publications 

Broach, J.S., E.J. Cassiano and C.A. Watson.  2017.  Baseline culture parameters for the cyclopoid copepod Oithona colcarva; a potential new live feed for marine fish larviculture.  Aquaculture Research.  DOI: 10.1111/are.13271.

Degidio, J-M.L.A., R.P.E. Yanong, C.A. Watson, C.L. Ohs, E.J. Cassiano and K.P. Barden. 2017. Spawning, embryology, and larval development of the milletseed butterflyfish, Chaetodon milaris, in the laboratory. North American Journal of Aquaculture.  79(3): 205-215.

DiMaggio, M. A., Cassiano, E. J., Barden, K. P., Ramee, S. W., Ohs, C. L. & Watson, C. A. 2017. First Record of Captive Larval Culture and Metamorphosis of the Pacific Blue Tang, Paracanthurus hepatus.  Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 48: 393-401.

Hauville, M.R., E.J. Cassiano, K.P. Barden, M.L. Wittenrich and C.A. Watson. 2017.  Larval development, growth and impact of first feed on the aquaculture of French grunt, Haemulon flavolineatum.  Aquaculture Research. DOI: 101111/are.13336

Lawson, L.L., Jr., Q.M. Tuckett, K.M. Lawson, C.A. Watson, and J.E. Hill. 2015. Lower lethal temperature for Arapaima Arapaima gigas: potential implications for culture and establishment in Florida. North American Journal of Aquaculture 77:497-502.

Cassiano, E.J., M.L. Wittenrich, T.B. Waltzek, N.K. Steckler, K.P. Barden and C.A. Watson.  2015.  Utilizing public aquariums and molecular identification techniques to address the larviculture potential of Pacific blue tangs (Paracanthurus hepatus), semicircle angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatis), and bannerfish (Heniochus sp.).  Aquaculture International 23(1):253-265.

Cassiano, E.J., M.L. Wittenrich, G.C. Violetta and C.A. Watson.  2012.  Growth and survival of porkfish, Anisotremus virginicus, larvae: comparing rotifers and copepod nauplii during first feeding.  Animal Biology and Animal Husbandry 4(2):72-78.

Hanson, S.K., J.E. Hill, C.A. Watson, R.P.E. Yanong, R Endris. 2011. Evaluation of emamectin benzoate for the control of experimentally induced infestations of Argulus sp. in goldfish and koi carp. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 23:30-34.

Hill, J.E., K.H. Kilgore, D.B. Pouder, J.F.F. Powell, C.A. Watson, and R.P.E. Yanong. 2009. Survey of Ovaprim™ use as a spawning aid in ornamental fishes in the United States as administered through the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (2005-2007). North American Journal of Aquaculture 71:206-209.

Watson, C.A., J.E. Hill, J.S. Graves, A.L. Wood, and K.H. Kilgore. 2009. Use of a novel induced spawning technique for the first reported captive spawning of Tetraodon nigroviridis. Marine Genomics 2:143-146.

Hill, J.E., and C.A. Watson. 2007. Diet of the nonindigenous Asian swamp eel in tropical ornamental aquaculture ponds in west central Florida. North American Journal of Aquaculture 69:139-146.

Watson, C.A., and J.E. Hill. 2006. Design criteria for recirculating, marine ornamental production systems. Aquacultural Engineering 34:157-162.

Tina C. Crosby, Jeffrey E. Hill, Carlos V. Martinez, Craig A. Watson, Deborah B. Pouder, and Roy P.E. Yanong. 2005.  Harvesting Ornamental Fish From Ponds.  University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication  FA117. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa117

Tina C. Crosby, Jeffrey E. Hill, Carlos V. Martinez, Craig A. Watson, Deborah B. Pouder, and Roy P.E. Yanong. 2005. Grading Ornamental Fish.  University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA118. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa118 

Tina C. Crosby, Jeffrey E. Hill, Carlos V. Martinez, Craig A. Watson, Deborah B. Pouder, and Roy P.E. Yanong. 2005. On-Farm Transport of Ornamental Fish. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA119. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa119

Tina C. Crosby, Jeffrey E. Hill, Carlos V. Martinez, Craig A. Watson, Deborah B. Pouder, and Roy P.E. Yanong. 2005. Preparation of Ornamental Fish for Shipping.  University of Floida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA 120. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa120

Roy P. E. Yanong, Carlos Martinez, and Craig A. Watson. 2009. Use of Ovaprim in Ornamental Fish Aquaculture. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA161. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa161

Craig holdings a barramundi

Craig Watson with bala sharks

Craig Watson