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The Delaware Aquaculture Resource Center

AquaPrimer: Introduction to Aquaculture

Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
Hugh R. Sharp Campus, University of Delaware, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: 302-645-4060 Email: <ewart@udel.edu> Web site: <http://darc.cms.udel.edu>



* Business Planning/Marketing * Species * Production Technologies * Facility Design * Water Sources/Quality *

* Diseases and Husbandry * * Other Internet Resources * Education/Training* Online Courses *


To the prospective culturist, student or others interested in aquaculture:

This collection of extension publications and other links to resources on the World Wide Web has been compiled to help you learn more about the growing field of aquaculture. This listing is by no means complete and is just the first step in the process of gathering the information needed to learn more about the subject or to help you make an informed decision about planning for or starting an aquaculture business. Most of the publications listed below are in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf).  To view and use the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file <rass.xls> that accompanies the publication "The Economics of Recirculating Tank Systems- A Spreadsheet for Individual Analysis (SRAC# 456)" you must have Microsoft Excel software installed on your computer. The spreadsheet is also available for downloading online at <http://www.agr.state.nc.us/markets/aquaculture/pubs.htm>.

Please direct any questions, comments or suggestions to:

John W. Ewart
Delaware Aquaculture Resource Center
Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service
College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
Hugh R. Sharp Campus
University of Delaware
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: 302-645-4060
Email: ewart@udel.edu


Business Planning/Marketing

A Basic Overview of Aquaculture (IL-IN-SG-102)
Is Aquatic Farming For You? (NRAC# 101)
Aquaculture: Realities and Potentials When Getting Started (SRAC# 441)
Should You Attempt Fish Farming? Considerations for Prospective Fish Growers (VT420-897)
Business Planning For Aquaculture - Is It Feasible? (NRAC# 150)
Keys to a Successful Business Plan
Developing Business Proposals for Aquaculture Loans (SRAC# 381)
Small-Scale Marketing of Aquaculture Products (SRAC# 350)

A Guide to Marketing for Small-Scale Aquaculture Producers (Purdue Extension EC-738-W; Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant IISG-06-14)
Making Wise Choices When Direct Marketing Your Aquaculture Products (AS-464)

Baitfish Production Enterprise Budget (SRAC #122)

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Species

Aquaculture Species for the Northeast (NRAC# 130)

Production Technologies

Aquaculture Systems for the Northeast (NRAC# 120)

Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: An Overview of Critical Consideration (SRAC# 451)
Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: Management of Recirculating System (SRAC# 452)
Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: Component Options (SRAC# 453)
Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: Integrating Fish and Plant Culture (SRAC# 454)
The Economics of Recirculating Tank Systems- A Spreadsheet for Individual Analysis (SRAC# 456)

When Considering a Recirculating Aquaculture Venture, Prudence Pays (CFAST factsheet)

Site Selection of Levee-Type Fish Production Ponds (SRAC# 100)
Watershed Fish Production Ponds- Site Selection and Construction (SRAC# 102)
Pond Recirculating Production Systems (SRAC# 455)
What is Cage Culture? (SRAC# 160)

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Facility Design

Comparison of Energy Needed to Heat Greenhouses and Insulated Frame Buildings Used in Aquaculture (IFAS# 1198)
Heat Pump for Heating and Cooling Water for Aquacultural Production (IFAS# 1096)
Evaporative Cooling System for Aquacultural Production (IFAS#EES-100)
Calculating Area and Volume of Ponds and Tanks (SRAC# 103)
Calculating Treatments for Ponds and Tanks (SRAC# 410)
Piping Systems (SRAC# 373)
Selecting the Proper Pump (SRAC# 372)
Airlift Pumps in Recirculating Systems (Technical article T-9-621 of the College of Ag. Sciences, Texas Tech University)

Water Sources/Quality

Water Sources Used in Aquaculture (AS-486)
An Introduction to Water Chemistry in Freshwater Aquaculture (NRAC# 170)
A Fish Farmer's Guide to Understanding Water Quality (IL-IN-SG-97-2)

Diseases and Husbandry

Introduction to Fish Health Management (IFAS# 921)
General Fish Health Management (NRAC# 111)
The Role of Stress in Fish Disease (SRAC# 474)
Use and Application of Salt in Aquaculture (NCRAC# 105)
Fish Health Inspections: What are They? (NRAC# 113)

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Other Internet Resources

Biofilter.com Aquatic Library http://www.biofilter.com/library.html
Delaware Aquaculture Resource Center (DARC)

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)

National Center for Appropriate Technology

USDA Regional Aquaculture Center Fact Sheets

Education/Training

Aquaculture Center for Training, Education and Demonstration (ACTED) program at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Fort Pierce, Florida

Other Courses and Training Opportunities - listed on the Delaware aquaculture Resource Center Home Page

Online Courses

Fish Genetics (Biology 407/507) - Kentucky State University undergraduate and graduate Internet course (3-credit-hour) intended for students from any college or university in the U. S. or abroad. This online course presents an overview of fish genetics with emphasis on practical applications for aquaculture and fisheries management.

Principles of Aquaculture with Dr. Jim Tidwell - The Kentucky State University Aquaculture Program offers a 3-credit-hour Principles of Aquaculture undergraduate (BIO 422 or AQU 422) and graduate (AQU 522) Internet courses in the spring 2009 semester. Dr. Jim Tidwell, james.tidwell@kysu.edu, Professor and Chair, Division of Aquaculture at KSU, will teach the courses.

University of Stirling's Short Courses for Industry:  Information Technology for Aquaculture - This online course is targeted at managers within the aquaculture industry who need to take decisions about the
selection and implementation of new management information systems, or who need assistance in developing their own solutions for data analysis and information sharing.


* Business Planning/Marketing * Species * Production Technologies * Facility Design * Water Sources/Quality *

* Diseases and Husbandry *  Other Internet Resources * Education/Training* Online Courses *

 

Please direct any questions, comments or suggestions to:

John W. Ewart
Delaware Aquaculture Resource Center
Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service
College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
Hugh R. Sharp Campus
University of Delaware
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: 302-645-4060
Email: ewart@udel.edu