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 email@example.com
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). …