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 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.
Food from a fast-rising industry
- Aquaculture is a strong and growing industry globally thanks to increasing demand from consumers looking for healthy food options.
- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations projects that by 2030, aquaculture will provide two-thirds of the fish consumed globally.
- Ohio currently has about 200 registered fish farmers, according to a 2010 survey by Tiu.
- The videos in the series are “Harvesting Freshwater Prawn,” “Harvesting Yellow Perch” (embedded above), “Organic Pond Fertilization for Yellow Perch Fry Production,” “Spawning Yellow Perch” and “Water Quality Testing for Fish Farmers.”
- To contact the scientist: Laura Tiu at firstname.lastname@example.org.