Resources for Aquaculture & Seafood

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
Safe and Nutritious Seafood in Virginia May 1, 2009 348-961
Pescados y Mariscos en Virginia - Inocuos y Nutritivos Jan 12, 2010 348-961S
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
Commercial Frog Farming
Raising and selling frogs on a commercial basis has not proven to be successful economically in Virginia or elsewhere in the United States to our knowledge.
May 1, 2009 420-255
Understanding Fish Nutrition, Feeds, and Feeding
Good nutrition in animal production systems is essential to economically produce a healthy, high quality product. In fish farming, nutrition is critical because feed represents 40-50% of the production costs.
May 1, 2009 420-256
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.
May 1, 2009 600-050
Overview of Good Aquaculture Practices May 14, 2010 600-054
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 10, 2010 600-080
Rotifer Production (as a First Feed Item) for Intensive Finfish Larviculture May 27, 2009 600-105
Artemia Culture for Intensive Finfish and Crustacean Larviculture Sep 25, 2009 600-106
Getting Acquainted with Amyloodinium ocellatum May 1, 2009 600-200
Dealing with Trichodina and Trichodina-like species May 1, 2009 600-205
Cultchless (Single-Seed) Oyster Crop Budgets for Virginia: 2013 User Manual Aug 13, 2013 AAEC-40P
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 Aug 31, 2012 AREC-18P
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-225 (AREC-219)
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.
Feb 6, 2014 AREC-55P
Freshwater Shrimp Boils: Experience the Excellent Taste of Virginia Farmer-Grown Freshwater Shrimp Aug 8, 2013 CV-31NP
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 FST-269P
Fish Slaughter Jul 25, 2017 FST-276
Selection and Cooking Basics for Preparing High Quality, Safe Seafood (Fish and Shellfish) Jan 16, 2013 FST-96NP
Increasing Your Confidence in Cooking High Quality, Safe Seafood (Fish and Shellfish): A Demonstration Tutorial Jan 16, 2013 FST-98NP
Pesticide Applicator Manuals Nov 17, 2011 VTTP-2