Netting success: Video series shows how to get started in fish farming

A new set of how-to videos on the ins and outs of fish farming is now available online. Produced by OARDC’s Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development, the five-part series takes an in-depth look at key fish farming issues in a short, easy-to-understand format.

The aquaculture center produced the series as part of its yearlong Aquaculture Boot Camp program at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon.

The videos are designed to help new and potential fish farmers, said Laura Tiu, OARDC aquaculture researcher.

“We’re constantly getting calls from people interested in aquaculture and wanting to know more about what fish farming entails and how one can get started or expand their operations,” she said. “The videos are designed to answer some of those questions.”

Aquaculture will provide two-thirds of the fish eaten globally by 2030, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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