Marine & Freshwater Aquaculture

Ron Hans

Ron Hans

Staff Biologist

Ron Hans is a staff biologist in the Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture. As the Live Feeds Manager at Mote Aquaculture Research Park, he is responsible for producing live food (primarily rotifers and Artemia) for marine larval fish trials. Ron has constructed and maintained recirculating filtration systems to produce live food, snook and other marine fishes. His background in raising a variety of algal species, rotifers and copepods has led Ron to focus on methods to increase rotifer productivity, as well as ensuring the nutritional quality of all live food. Ron’s animal husbandry background and experience is not limited to marine species; he has worked with a variety of exotic animals including bats, birds, hoofstock and small carnivores.

Education

A.A. in Biological Sciences from Santa Fe college

A.S. in Zoo Animal Technology from Santa Fe College.