General Aquaculture

General Aquaculture

Need assistance with wildlife and fish management on your ranch, backyard, or pond? Simply call your local County Extension Agent.

Operating a fish farm is similar to operating a cattle feedlot. Closely packed and heavily fed fish must be watched closely to detect problems early before they turn into disasters. This is difficult because fish cannot be readily seen. New fish farmers may feel like they are working blindfolded and without sleep until they become comfortable using water quality test equipment, water color changes and feeding response as their “eyes” to detect early warnings of problems. Also, finding and developing good markets for the product takes considerable time and energy. A good fish farmer works to earn and maintain the trust of buyers while continuing to search for new marketing opportunities.

-SRAC Publication No. 441, Aquaculture- Realities and Potentials When getting Started

Auburn University
Louisiana State University
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
University of Florida
National Aquaculture Association
The Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association

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