Zebrafish have become an increasingly common model organism used in biomedical research to address human health issues. Research performed in zebrafish may advance methods that can be applied to improve aquaculture. In fact, a string of recent research aimed at better understanding obesity and diabetes is now being applied to improve selection for growth and feed conversion in commercial aquaculture species, including tilapia, oysters, and shrimp.
While working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Benjamin Renquist was focused on identifying …
The freshwater aquaculture is proud to present a series of webinars on Aquaponics presented by Dr. Tetsuzan Benny Ron.
Aquaponics: Paradigm Shift with Airlift
With thoughtful design, appropriate maintenance, and effective management, airlift pumps may allow the transfer of water through an aquaponics system in a more efficient way than using water pumps. Understanding the disadvantages and learning how easy it is to construct an airlift pump can help many to reduce their energy cost while avoiding the high risk
eXtension Virtual Aquaculture Workshop 2012
The Freshwater Aquaculture Community of Practice will present a virtual workshop including an introduction to aquaculture, an in depth look at pond culture and management, overviews on a variety of species, and a full hour covering aquaponics. This session is open to anyone interested in learning more about aquaculture in the US. If interested or have questions about attending this workshop please contact Vanessa Weldon firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1– Introduction to Aquaculture (recording)
Vanessa Weldon, Extension Associate, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Large female yellow perch (courtesy of Cecil Baird, Baird Fish Taxidermy & Fish Farm, Ligonier, Indiana).
Yellow perch, Perca flavenscens, is a sportfish found throughout the Great Lakes region and highly valued for its high-quality, firm, white, flaky flesh (Hinshaw 2006). A commercial fishery established for yellow perch yielded as high as 37 million pounds through the 1950s and ’60s but nearly collapsed shortly thereafter (Scott and Crossman 1973). …
Robert Durborow, State Extension Specialist for Aquaculture, Kentucky State
Laura Tiu, Aquaculture Specialist, Ohio State University South Centers
Feeder blowing pelleted food to a catfish pond (photo courtesy of David Cline, Auburn University)
Commercial aquaculture production is a complex business requiring many skills. Some aquaculture ventures are quite profitable, while others are currently facing serious challenges from worldwide competitors, especially from those in southeast Asia. Because of this, the eXtension website is focused on providing information to aquaculturists that can …