Ohs, Cortney

Associate Professor, Aquaculture
Florida Sea Grant Affiliate Faculty

Cortney Ohs joined the FFGS and Indian River Research and Education Center faculty in July 2005.


FAS 4932/6932 Introduction to Aquaculture
FAS 6932 Fish and Crustacean Nutrition

Cortney's research focuses on marine baitfish production, copepod production, reproduction of marine finfish, and nutrition of fish and crustacean species from larval to adult stages of development. He also has research interests in fish and crustacean physiology, endocrinology, larval nutrition, food science, and marketing.
Cortney works with current aquaculture producers to increase the efficiency of their operations and when appropriate, diversifying the number of organisms they culture. He provides information to individuals with interest in aquaculture who are evaluating the possibility of diversifying their farm operations to include production of various aquatic organisms. To increase awareness of aquaculture among youth, he led the development of a curriculum on aquaculture and the aquatic sciences for middle and high school teachers to implement in their classrooms. It is titled Teach Aquaculture.

Indian River Research and Education Center
2199 South Rock Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

(772) 468.3922 ext 130


  • PhD, Wildlife and Fisheries, Mississippi State University, 2003
  • MS, Wildlife and Fisheries, Mississippi State University, 1995
  • BS, Biology, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1992