LYMAN AQUACULTURE HATCHERY
The aquaculture facility in Lyman is a MDMR-operated property that focuses on aquaculture restoration and commercial aquaculture opportunities. It is situated on 214 acre and consists of 14 half-acre lined ponds and 11 earthen ponds. These ponds range in various sizes, from a quarter-acre to 12 acres and total 30 and one-acres of water.
Operations at the Lyman aquaculture facility are critical to the sustainability of marine fisheries, as well as important to Mississippi’s economy. The hatchery helps create marketable products by developing techniques that can be transferred to the private sector for commercial aquaculture. It aids recreational fisheries by restoring and enhancing fish populations through the release of cultured organisms to enhance, restore and conserve these populations. Aquaculture for stock enhancement can provide a means to rebuild spawning stock biomass for species recovery.