600-054 (CNRE-40P)

Authors as Published

Michael H. Schwarz, Director, Extension Specialist, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech; Jonathan van Senten, Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist, Agriculture and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech; Michael L. Jahncke, Professor Emeritus, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; and Andrew M. Lazur, Principal Agent, Central Maryland Research and Education Center

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Aquaculture continues to be the fastest growing sector of food production world-wide. The Virginia aquaculture industry produces a variety of different foodfish, baitfish, shellfish, and ornamental species. Likewise, a variety of different production methods are implemented across the state, including pond production and indoor, intensive recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Continued expansion of aquaculture in the state, as well as across the region and country, demands attention to both environmental and economic sustainability. 

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Publication Date

February 22, 2019