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DIVISION
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AQUACULTURE

Baitfish
Bass, Hybrid
Bass, Largemouth
Bluegill, Hybrid
Carp, Common
Catfish
Crappie
Paddlefish
Perch, Yellow
Prawn (Shrimp)
Red Claw Crayfish
Sturgeon
Tilapia
Trout
Walleye
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New Year Brings New Projects At The ARC

A new roof is currently being installed on the Hatchery Greenhouse at the Aquaculture Research Center. The roof will be made of 8mm double walled polycarbonate material. This material is rigid and will hold up to extreme weather conditions and the destructive black vultures that have caused much damage at the facility. The polycarbonate material was chosen due to the fact that it is presently being used on the Shrimp Greenhouse located at the ARC.

Adam Cecil and Paul Auberry have been working to get a nursery tank set up to recieve a shipment of White Leg Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) near the end of this month. The shrimp will be grown in the nursery for about 30 days, at which point some of them will be used for an Alltech-funded diet study. The remainder of the shrimp will be used for a demonstration project lead by Dr. Ray in which a commercial-scale tank will be used to produce food-size shrimp.

Changes are also being made in the Nutrition Building. New and improved freshwater and saltwater recirculating aquaculture systems, (RAS) are currently being constructed. These two systems will be utilized for freshwater fish and saltwater crustacean feeding trials. The saltwater system will have 36 glass aquaria (110-liter) and the freshwater system will consist of 24 (110-liter) glass aquaria. Each system will be connected to bio-filters and ultra-violet lights to ensure good water quality. Dr. Kumar's graduate student, Ms. Kristy Allen, will be using the saltwater system for her Master's thesis project during the spring semester. Her research will be in collaboration with Alltech evaluating their algae products when fed to pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei).

Also under construction in the Nutrition Building's wet lab is an individual freshwater quarantine unit. It will consist of twelve 0.5 square meter fiberglass tanks with biofiltration. In the future, the small brine shrimp room in the Nutrition Building wet lab will be converted to hold systems for nursery and juvenile stages for fish and crustacean studies.

Photos by Charles Weibel

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Visitors from Illinois Tour KSU Aquaponics

A group of aquaponic enthusiast from Hamilton, Illinois spent time touring the Aquaculture Research Center. After having the opportunity to see many projects happening on the aquaculture campus, they were quick to see the aquaponics systems. Luke Oliver and Janelle Hager detailed the components of the system and how they worked together to produce high quality fish and produce. They also learned about system maintenence and how to care for the three "crops" grown in aquaponics; plants, fish, and beneficial bacteria. In the afternoon, the group toured FoodChain in Lexington, KY and had the opportunity to see how the principles of aquaponics are implemented on a larger scale.

If you are interested in aquaponics and would like a tour of our facility, please contact Ms. Janelle Hager at 502-597-6687 or email at janelle.hager@kysu.edu .

Photos by Charles Weibel

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Congratulations Undergraduate Students and Mentors

 

Two Undergraduate students working with Aquaculture mentors have had abstracts accepted at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2015 at Eastern Washington University. Their abstracts were chosen from more than 3,700 submissions. Chelsea Watts will be presenting "Evaluation of Stocking Density During Second Year Growth of Largemouth Bass, Micropterus salmoides, Raised Indoors in a Recirculating Aquaculture System." Chelsea's mentor is Mr. Shawn Coyle.

Emily Grieshaber will be presenting "Economics of Small-Scale Pastured Poultry Operations." Emily's mentor is Dr. Sid Dasgupta. The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is an interdisciplinary conference where students representing universities and colleges from all around the U.S., and internationally, will present their research and creative works in oral, poster and performance/visual arts presentations.

Photos by Charles Weibel

 

 
 
 
 

EVENTS

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Aquaculture America 2015

New Orleans, LA

February 19-22, 2015

 

 

 

 

Aquaculture Online Courses

Pink ButtonWater Quality Management
Water chemistry as it relates to aquaculture and recreational pond management.

robert.durborow@kysu.edu
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Brown button Fish Reproduction & Spawning Techniques
This course includes recorded lectures and practical demonstration videos. Instructor: Dr. Boris Gomelsky
boris.gomelsky@kysu.edu
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Green ButtonFish Genetics
Emphasis is on practical applications in Aquaculture and Fisheries. Instructor: Dr. Boris Gomelsky boris.gomelsky@kysu.edu
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Blue ButtonPrinciples of Aquaculture
This Internet class features video lectures over PowerPoint slides. Instructor: Dr. Jim Tidwell james.tidwell@kysu.edu
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red button Fish Diseases
This course taught by Dr. Robert Durborow
robert.durborow@kysu.edu
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Yellow Button Survey of Production Methods
This Internet class features video lectures over PowerPoint slides. Instructor: Dr. Jim Tidwell james.tidwell@kysu.edu

 

 
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