KY Aqua Farming News

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KY Aquatic Farming

The Spring 2016 KY Aqua Farming News is now available for download.

KY Aquaculture Articles

Learn more about the aqua farming industry in Kentucky. In the latest newsletter, you will enjoy the following aquaculture informational articles:

  • Effect of Dietary Carbohydrate on Fish Health Indicators in Largemouth Bass During Second Year Grow-out in Ponds by James Tidwell, KSU Aquaculture Division Chair; Shawn Coyle, KSU Aquaculture Research Associate; and Leigh Anne Bright, KSU Aquaculture Research Associate.
  • Size Selective Channel Catfish Harvest to Stock Kentucky Fee Fishing Ponds By Forrest Wynne, Kentucky State University State Extension Aquaculture Specialist, Graves County Cooperative Extension Office.
  • How Many Pounds of Paddlefish can be Grown in a Pond? By Ken Semmens, Ph.D., Kentucky State University Aquaculture Research Center.
  • Local Markets for Catfish in Kentucky by Siddhartha Dasgupta, Professor and Principal Investigator, Kentucky State University; Richard Bryant, Research Associate, Kentucky State University; and Alejandro Velasquez, Graduate Student, Kentucky State University.
  • Indoor Marine Shrimp Production at Kentucky State University by Andrew Ray, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kentucky State University Aquaculture.

For more information about Kentucky aquaculture, visit the KSU Aquaculture Research Center.

Aquaculture Workshop

The 2016 Aquaculture Workshop will take place on Saturday April 23, 2016 at Kentucky State University Aquaculture Research Center, located at 103 Athletic Road in Frankfort, KY.

Moderator: Dr. Bob Durborow, State Extension Aquaculture Specialist

9:15 Registration No charge
9:45 Dr. Kirk Pomper Welcome from College of Ag / AFE
10:00 Dr. Sid Dasgupta Aquaculture Economics
10:15 Dr. Ken Semmens Floating Raceways
10:30 Mr. Forrest Wynne Western KY Aquaculture
10:45 Dr. Boris Gomelsky Koi, and Koi x Goldfish Hybrids
11:00 – 11:30 Break to interact with speakers and other workshop participants
11:30 Dr. Bob Durborow Fish Disease Management
11:45 Dr. Andrew Ray Marine Shrimp
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and Networking
1:30 Dr. Jim Tidwell Prawns
1:45 Mr. Shawn Coyle Largemouth Bass
2:00 Dr. Vikas Kumar Fish Nutrition, red claws, etc.
2:15 Mr. Michael Tierney Aquaculture Marketing
2:30 Tour of KSU Aquaculture Research Center
3:30 – 4:15 Kentucky Aquaculture Association (KAA) Meeting

If interested in attending the aquaculture workshop, contact Dr. Bob Durborow at (502) 597-6581 or

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