Jason Broach

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: Waddell Mariculture Center, 211 Sawmill Creek Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone: 843.837.3795 ext: 174
E-mail: broachj@dnr.sc.gov


Ph.D., 2014, University of Florida 
M.S., 2009, Auburn University

Research Interests

  • aquaculture
  • reproduction and early life history of important fishes with commercial aquaculture potential

Current and planned research projects

  • Artemia replacement in larval diets of pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera, and spot, Leiostomus xanthurus
  • Spawning, larval culture, and juvenile growout of tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis
  • Extensive production and stock enhancement of cobia Rachycentron candaum, red fish Sciaenops ocellatus, and spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus 


  • Broach, J. S. and C. L. Ohs. 2020. Efficacy of varying doses of cGnRH IIa on spawning performance of Pinfish and Pigfish. Aquaculture Research. 1–10. DOI:10.1111/are.14799.
  • Ohs, C. L., C. Watson, I. Lee, J. Broach, and M. DiMaggio. 2018. Determining live prey preferences of larval ornamental marine fish utilizing fluorescent microspheres. Aquaculture 490:125-135.
  • Joseph, L. M. V., Ohs, C. L., M. A. DiMaggio, and J. S. Broach. 2017. Effects of brood density and spawning substrate type and orientation on the reproductive output of Seminole killifish Fundulus seminolis. North America Journal of Aquaculture 79:267-274.
  • Broach, J. S., C. L. Ohs, and N. E. Breen. 2017. Protracted volitional spawning of pinfish Lagodon rhombiodes and changes in egg quality and fatty acid composition throughout the spawning season. Journal of Fish Biology. DOI:10.1111/jfb.13381
  • Broach, J. S., E. J. Cassiano, and C. A. Watson. 2017. Baseline culture parameters for the cyclopoid copepod Oithona colcarva; A potential new live feed for marine fish larviculture. Aquaculture Research. DOI: 10.1111/are.13271
  • Broach, J. S., C. L. Ohs, and M. A. DiMaggio. 2016. Effects of egg stocking density on egg hatchability, larval quality, and water quality for pinfish, Lagodon rhombiodes, and pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera. Aquaculture Research. DOI: 10.1111/are.13185
  • Broach, J. S., C. L. Ohs, A. Palau, B. Danson, and D. Elefante. 2015. Induced spawning and larval culture of golden trevally. North American Journal of Aquaculture 77:532-538.
  • Broach, J. S., C. L. Ohs, M. A. DiMaggio, and N. E. Breen. 2015. Evaluation of nutritional and environmental variables during early larval culture of pigfish Orthopristis chrysoptera (Linnaeus). Aquaculture Research 1-13.
  • Broach, J. S., C. L. Ohs, M. A. DiMaggio, C. C. Green, and D. R. Yant. 2015. Efficacy of varying doses of channel catfish pituitary extract on spawning performance of pinfish and pigfish. North American Journal of Aquaculture 77:245-254.
  • DiMaggio, M. A., J. S. Broach, and C. L. Ohs. 2014. Evaluation of Ovaprim and human chorionic gonadotropin doses on spawning induction and egg and larval quality of Pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 45:243-257.