Authors as Published

David Kuhn, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; Jasmine Rusnell, Student, Online Master of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech; Karen Hudson, Commercial Shellfish Aquaculture Specialist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Aaron Beck, Assistant Professor, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Michael H. Schwarz, Extension Specialist and Director, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center; Kimberly Reece, Professor, Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Shellfish hatcheries are the base of an emerging and profitable aquaculture industry. During a hatchery season, it is common for unknown water quality issues to impair production for short periods of time and, in extreme cases, for a significant portion of the production season. One useful approach is to collect discrete samples during production failure and/or to archive water samples throughout the hatchery season for later analysis if a production problem is experienced after the fact. Proper protocols for sampling and storage prior to analysis are required to obtain accurate and meaningful results. 

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

May 8, 2017