How to Create Lobster Farms. The idea of raising lobster on lobster farms is becoming more and more popular as the food demand increases and people need local suppliers to meet this demand. Lobster sources in Maine and Florida are not the only place to grow this profitable crop. Here is how to start your own lobster farm to supply the local population with the seafood it craves.
Choose a breed of lobster for your farm. Some breeds are more conducive to being farm raised in some parts of the country than others. For instance, spiny lobster is better in a warmer climate and environment than the cool-water Maine lobster.
Look for a supplier of larvae. Lobster larvae are available from certain coastal regions. The spiny lobster is currently being tested for farms, and larvae are presently collected in warmer coastal regions such as Puerto Rico and southern Florida.
Select a location for your lobster farm. Be sure you have access to good clean water and a nice flat plot to facilitate the placement of the troughs. Be sure the location is close to your supplier so you minimize loss from transport. Stay away from highly industrialized parts of the country where runoff from factories and production plants could contaminate the water in which you raise your lobster crop.
Establish a good filtration system on your farm system. All varieties of lobster need a decent filtration system in place to keep your lobster farm from disease. Attempt to establish a passive filtration system to minimize the ecological impact of your farm as well. Supply aeration as well to ensure you have a healthy lobster crop.
Provide a properly balanced diet to the lobster. Lobster feed is currently being developed in Norway, and farms have been generally successful in substituting cod feed.
Lobsters tend to be cannibalistic, so be sure to allow enough space for development or keep them in individual troughs.