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Aquaculture

The farming of finfish, shellfish and other aquatic animals has become big business during the past 20 years. Recent developments include production of aquatic plants, organic production (non-U.S.), and fish/plant integrated systems.

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USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Aquatic and aquaculture information including resources about animal welfare topics and fish species used in research.

Regional Aquaculture Centers (RACs)

 

The mission of the RACs is to support aquaculture research, development, demonstration, and extension education to enhance viable and profitable U.S. aquaculture production to benefit consumers, producers, service industries, and the American economy.

Commodities and Products: Aquaculture   html

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

Reports on the aquaculture industry, explores small-scale aquaculture and describes how to market products. Profiles more than 15 farmed species.

2013 eXtension Virtual Aquaculture Workshop

Cooperative Extension Service.

Workshop sessions covered Species, Systems, Aquaponics (system design and management), and Aquaculture Business Management. Webinar recordings, PDF copies of the presentation, and reference materials are available.

Freshwater Aquaculture (from eXtension)

eXtension Foundation.

This interactive learning resource delivers news, factsheets, articles, lessons, and expert answers to questions. Land-grant university experts provide resources on freshwater cultured species, culture systems, recreational ponds and fish health to commercial or prospective aquaculture producers, Extension Educators and secondary school teachers.

Marine Aquaculture (from eXtension)

eXtension Foundation.

This interactive learning resource delivers news, factsheets, articles, lessons, and expert answers to questions. Land-grant university experts provide resources on marine aquaculture topics including getting started in aquaculture, finfish, shellfish, marine species, aquaculture feeds, permitting and policy, business planning, environmental interactions, risk management, marketing, and seafood health benefits.

Aquaculture Automated Database Searches   html

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Conduct automated, real-time, searches to locate current resources on aquaculture-related topics - ready-made searches for AGRICOLA, USDA Agricultural Research Service, all USDA servers and Internet search engines.

Aquaculture Enterprises: Considerations and Strategies   html

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Explores important considerations that must be weighed when planning an aquaculture enterprise and provides a list of resources and contacts for additional information.

Aquaculture, Fisheries, & Pond Management   html

Texas A&M University. AgriLife Extension Service.

Many topic pages that collect documents, tools and other sources of online information from U.S. universities. Special sections highlight aquaculture apps, how-to videos and youth resources.

Aquaculture Research Journals   html

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. NAL. USDA

Identifies eleven journals that focus on aquaculture research in aquatic sciences and fisheries, aquaculture nutrition, molluscan studies, fish diseases and related topics.

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