Resources for Aquaculture & Seafood
|Safe and Nutritious Seafood in Virginia||May 1, 2009||348-961|
|Freshwater Fish Farming in Virginia: Selecting the Right Fish to Raise||
In Virginia and throughout the United States, interest in fish farming for profit or as a hobby has increased in the past few years. Encouraged by the success of trout farmers in western states and catfish farmers in southern states, prospective fish farmers question if similar opportunities exist in Virginia's fresh waters.
|May 1, 2009||420-010|
|Pond Construction: Some Practical Considerations||
Conservative estimates place the correct number of farm ponds in Virginia at over 50,000. These ponds range in size from less than one acre to over 30 acres in size. Unfortunately, many of these ponds are so poorly constructed that they fail to serve the purpose for which they were originally designed; some may be unsafe.
|May 1, 2009||420-011|
|Planning for Commercial Aquaculture||
Aquaculture, the practice of growing finfish and shellfish under controlled conditions, is not a new concept. The Japanese, Chinese, Romans, Egyptians, and Mayan Indians of South America farmed fish for food and recreation prior to 2000 BC. They constructed ponds and raised fish much as fish are raised today. Both freshwater and saltwater fish are currently raised commercially throughout the world. Other fisheries-related products, such as shrimp, crayfish, oysters, clams, and frogs, are also raised commercially.
|May 1, 2009||420-012|
|Clearing Muddy Pond Waters||
Muddy, cloudy water is not only unattractive, but can be harmful to aquatic life. Although high sediment loads in ponds seldom kill sport fish directly, muddy waters can seriously reduce fish production.
|May 1, 2009||420-250|
|Control Methods For Aquatic Plants in Ponds and Lakes||
Aquatic plants growing in ponds and lakes are beneficial for fish and wildlife. They provide food, dissolved oxygen, and spawning and nesting habitat for fish and waterfowl.
|May 1, 2009||420-251|
|Fish Kills: Their Causes and Prevention||
Fish die as a result of a wide variety of natural and unnatural causes. Fish may die of old age, starvation, body injury, stress, suffocation, water pollution, diseases, parasites, predation, toxic algae, severe weather, and other reasons.
|May 1, 2009||420-252|
|The Control of Burrowing Crayfish in Ponds||
At times landowners may be confronted with serious water losses resulting from the sudden collapse or gradual deterioration of earthen pond dams, irrigation canals, and drainage ditches. Although the loss of water from small earthen impoundments is frequently due to faulty construction, it may also be the result of undetected biological forces.
|May 1, 2009||420-253|
|Liming Acidified Lakes and Ponds||
“Liming,” as the word suggests, is the addition of limestone (calcite), primarily calcium carbonate (CaCO3), to neutralize acid waters and soils and buffer them from rapid fluctuations in pH. Limestone typically is applied to lawns, gardens, pastures, and croplands to supply calcium, an essential plant nutrient, and to decrease soil acidity.
|May 1, 2009||420-254|
|Should You Attempt Fish Farming? Considerations for Prospective Fish Growers||
Fish farming is an ancient practice that can provide many profitable opportunities today. The raising and selling of fish on a commercial basis has proven to be economically successful throughout the United States.
|May 1, 2009||420-897|
|Intensive Marine Finfish Larviculture||
Marine finfish production is a rapidly expanding field, both in research and industrial aquaculture. A driving force behind this growth is the inherently high value placed upon marine finfish products in the marketplace.
|Feb 7, 2020||600-050 (CNRE-84P)|
|Overview of Good Aquaculture Practices||Feb 22, 2019||600-054 (CNRE-40P)|
|HACCP Verification Procedures - Validation of Blue Crab Retort Processes||Apr 24, 2015||600-070 (AREC-147)|
|Common Diseases of Cultured Striped Bass, Morone saxatilis, and Its Hybrid (M. saxitilis x M. chrysops)||Jun 15, 2020||600-080 (VM-01P)|
|Rotifer Production (as a First Feed Item) for Intensive Finfish Larviculture||Aug 30, 2019||600-105 (CNRE-61P)|
|Artemia Culture for Intensive Finfish and Crustacean Larviculture||Aug 21, 2019||600-106 (CNRE-60P)|
|Getting Acquainted with Amyloodinium ocellatum||Feb 22, 2019||600-200 (CNRE-39P)|
|Dealing with Trichodina and Trichodina-like species||Feb 22, 2019||600-205(CNRE-38P)|
|The Problems of Avian Predators on Fish Farms: Scaup on Baitfish (Golden Shiner) Farms||Jul 8, 2019||AAEC-191NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: National Findings||Sep 19, 2019||AAEC-192NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: Coastal State Findings||Sep 19, 2019||AAEC-193NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: Midwest States Findings||Sep 23, 2019||AAEC-194NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: Colorado Findings||Sep 5, 2019||AAEC-195NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: Idaho Findings||Sep 23, 2019||AAEC-196NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: Michigan Findings||Sep 26, 2019||AAEC-197NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: New York Findings||Sep 23, 2019||AAEC-198NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: North Carolina Findings||Sep 23, 2019||AAEC-199NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: Ohio Findings||Sep 23, 2019||AAEC-200NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: Pennsylvania Findings||Sep 23, 2019||AAEC-201NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: Utah Findings||Sep 26, 2019||AAEC-202NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: Virginia Findings||Sep 23, 2019||AAEC-203NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: West Virginia Findings||Sep 23, 2019||AAEC-204NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: Wisconsin Findings||Sep 23, 2019||AAEC-205NP|
|The Effects of Regulations on the U.S. Salmonid Industry: Western Region Findings||Oct 2, 2019||AAEC-206NP|
|Impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied businesses: Quarter 1 Results||Apr 29, 2020||AAEC-218NP|
|Impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied businesses: Quarter 2 Results||
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease pandemic, a collaborative initiative was launched by The Ohio State University, Virginia Tech, and Engle-Stone Aquatic$, LLC to assess the impacts of the pandemic on U.S. aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied industry. Over the course of the first quarter of 2020, the U.S. government developed and implemented several emergency relief measures, in an effort to assist small businesses and individuals. The Q2 survey asked specifically about these relief and assistance programs, as well as questions on adaptations and changes being implemented by farms and businesses in response to the ongoing challenges. This fact sheet summarizes the Q2 results of this study, covering the period from April 10th to June 29th, 2020.
|Aug 6, 2020||AAEC-228NP|
|Cormorant Predation of Commercial Catfish Aquaculture in the Mississippi Delta||Mar 9, 2020||AAEC-231NP|
|Aquaculture Marketing Issues and Solutions in Response to COVID-19 Concerns||Sep 11, 2020||AAEC-232NP|
|Impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. catfish businesses: Quarter 1 Results March 23, 2020 to April 10, 2020||May 1, 2026||AAEC-236NP|
|Cooking a Simple Family Shrimp Boil||Jul 1, 2013||AEE-44NP|
|Safe and Nutritious Seafood in Virginia||
Consumers enjoy eating a variety of seafood and can find many choices of fresh as well as frozen seafood in the refrigerated and freezer cases of grocery stores.Abigail Villalba, Extension Specialist, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center Michael Jahncke, Professor, Food Science and Technology, and Director, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center Michael Schwarz, Extension Specialist, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center David Kuhn, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech Alisha Farris, Extension Specialist, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech
|Jan 15, 2016||AREC-156P|
|The Seafood Hazard Guide, 4th edition: Summary of Changes and Recommendations pdf||Feb 14, 2018||AREC-18P (AREC-228P)|
|Cost of Regulations on Baitfish/Sportfish Farms: What will it be for trout?||Jan 30, 2017||AREC-202|
|Alabama Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Costs||Apr 10, 2017||AREC-211|
|Arkansas Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Costs||Apr 12, 2017||AREC-212|
|Florida, Illinois, Texas, and Kansas Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Costs||Apr 12, 2017||AREC-213|
|New York Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Costs||Apr 12, 2017||AREC-214|
|North Carolina Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Costs||Apr 18, 2017||AREC-215|
|Ohio Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Costs||Apr 18, 2017||AREC-216|
|Pennsylvania Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Costs||Apr 18, 2017||AREC-217|
|Wisconsin Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Costs||Apr 18, 2017||AREC-218|
|National Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Costs||Jul 25, 2017||AREC-219 (AREC-225)|
|Great Lakes Region Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Costs||Apr 24, 2017||AREC-220|
|South Central Region Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Costs||Apr 24, 2017||AREC-221|
|South East Region Baitfish and Sportfish Regulatory Cost||Apr 24, 2017||AREC-222|
|Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center Fact Sheet||May 8, 2017||AREC-224NP|
|Food Allergen Labeling and HACCP Control for the Seafood Industry: Undeclared Food Allergens and Their Impact on U.S. Consumers||
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 11 million Americans have food allergies. A food allergy can trigger symptoms ranging from a tingling mouth, swelling of the tongue and throat, hives, and abdominal cramps to anaphylaxis and — in severe cases — death (CDC 2012). Consumers with known allergies must read labels to identify allergenic foods or ingredients on packaged products so they can more easily avoid them.
|Sep 11, 2019||AREC-55P(FST-330P)|
|Ozone Application in Aquaculture||Apr 5, 2017||FST-244P|
|Waterless Shipment of Warm-Water Shrimp||Mar 28, 2017||FST-245P|
|Water Sampling Guide for Shellfish Hatcheries and Growers||May 8, 2017||FST-267P|
|Understanding Fish Nutrition, Feeds, and Feeding||Jul 5, 2017||420-256 (FST-269P)|
|Fish Slaughter||Jul 25, 2017||FST-276|
|A Guide to the Aquaponics Food Safety Plan Development: Green Aquaponics LLC as a Model||Feb 21, 2019||FST-302P|
|Application of Time-Temperature Indicators and Time Temperature Data Loggers in the Seafood Industry||Sep 5, 2019||FST-345NP|
|Reduced Oxygen Packaging and Food Safety Concerns in Seafood||Jan 21, 2020||FST-351NP (FST-358NP)|
|Strategies to control the spread of COVID at seafood processing plants: Shared Transportation and Housing||
The purpose of this extension publication is to provide food processors with basic guidelines to follow and to use when discussing Coronavirus (COVID-19) controls during shared transportation and housing.
|Jul 21, 2020||FST-375NP|
|Strategies to Control the Spread of COVID at Seafood Processing Plants: Hand Washing and Personal Protective Equipment||Jul 15, 2020||FST-376NP|
|Strategies to Control the Spread of COVID at Seafood Processing Plants: Social Distancing and Physical Barriers||Jul 15, 2020||FST-377NP|
|Strategies to Control the Spread of COVID at Seafood Processing Plants: Cleaning and Disinfection||
This publication is part of a series of publications titled "Strategies to control the spread of COVID at seafood processing plants". The information in this publication provides seafood processors with strategies that can be implemented to minimize exposure of the workforce to the COVID virus by using cleaning and disinfection practices.
|Jul 21, 2020||FST-378NP|
|Strategies to Control the Spread of COVID at Seafood Processing Plants: Employee Health||
This publication provides seafood processors with strategies to control and minimize the spread of COVID at seafood processing plants. The publication discusses steps that employers and employees must take to ensure the continuity of operations of essential functions when employees are returning to work after exposure to COVID.
|Jul 17, 2020||FST-379NP|
|What Do I Need To Know To Sell SEAFOOD at the Farmers Market?||Nov 17, 2020||FST-380NP|
|Selection and Cooking Basics for Preparing High Quality, Safe Seafood (Fish and Shellfish)||Jul 16, 2018||FST-96NP|
|Increasing Your Confidence in Cooking High Quality, Safe Seafood (Fish and Shellfish): A Demonstration Tutorial||Jul 16, 2018||FST-98NP|
|Pesticide Applicator Manuals||Nov 17, 2011||VTTP-2|