Marine & Freshwater Aquaculture

Michael Nystrom

Michael Nystrom

Senior Biologist

Michael Nystrom is a senior biologist in Mote Marine Laboratory’s division of marine aquaculture. He has production aquaculture experience with cobia, red drum, common snook, pompano, red drum and red snapper. He has worked in marine aquaculture research for over 17 years and possesses an extended range of aquaculture knowledge, including live feeds culture, larval production, broodstock management, and construction/design of recirculating systems. 


M.S. Aquaculture and Fisheries, Auburn University, Alabama 

B.S. Pre-Med Biology, Loyola University in New Orleans, LA


Yanes-Roca, C., Rhody, N.R., Nystrom, M., Wittenrich, M.L., Main, K.L., 2012. Embryonic and Early Larval Development in Hatchery-Reared Common Snook. North American Journal of Aquaculture 74, 499-511.

Main, K.L., M. Resley, N. Rhody, N. Brennan, M. Nystrom, F. Jaenike. (2011).  Developing Florida pompano hatchery technology for offshore aquaculture, land-based systems and stock enhancement in the Gulf of Mexico. Aquaculture America 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana.  

Main, K.L., M. Resley, N. Rhody, M. Nystrom, T. Stevens and C. Adams. 2010. An overview of Florida Pompano research at Mote Aquaculture Research Park. Abstract – Aquaculture 2010, San Diego, California.

Nystrom, M., K.L. Main and T. Losordo. (2010) Development and evaluation of a zero-discharge fingerling production system to produce red drum Sciaenops ocellatus for stock enhancement. Abstract - Aquaculture 2010, San Diego, California.

Yanes-Roca, C., N. Rhody, M. Nystrom, K.L. Main. 2009. Effects of fatty acid composition and spawning season patterns on egg quality and larval survival in common snook (Centropomus undecimalis). Aquaculture 287 (3-4): 335-340.

Main, K.L., M. Nystrom, and T. Losordo. 2008. Performance evaluation of an intensive recirculating aquaculture system for production of juvenile red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). Abstract - Aquaculture America 2008, Orlando, Florida.

Main, K.L., N. Rhody, M. Nystrom, M. Resley. 2007.  Species Profile – Florida Pompano. Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC), No. 7206. September 6pp.

Main, K.L., M.J. Resley, M. Nystrom, J. Stubblefield and C.S. Lee 2007. Controlled maturation and spawning of common snook Centropomis undecimalis. Aquaculture 2007 Conference Proceedings, San Antonio, Texas.