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Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Clayton Patmagrian

Farm Technician

Clayton is the Farm Technician at the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (TAL). Born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, Clayton first learned about aquaculture by helping build and design the first aquaculture greenhouse for his high school. He is currently attending Hillsborough Community College to earn his A.S. in aquaculture.

Clayton joined the TAL as a technician working on a study to assess and improve energy efficiency on tropical fish farms and was hired in 2019 as the full-time farm technician.

Clayton Patmagrian fishing

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UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
1408 24th Street SE
Ruskin, FL  33570 

  • Education

    A.S., Aquaculture, 2018, Hillsborough Community College