Aquaculture forum has bonus trip

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Organizers of West Virginia University’s Jan. 19 annual aquaculture forum have moved this year’s event to Charleston, W.Va.
Also for the first time, the forum will offer a preconference field trip to the state’s largest private aquaculture facility Jan. 18. The forum will open its workshops and presentations at the capital city’s Ramada Plaza.
Participants will learn about recent advances in aquaculture research, fish health and regulations. Pond owners will find information about managing ponds and aquaponics.
Other attractions include a business meeting of the West Virginia Aquaculture Association and opportunities to speak with “fish folks” from the region.
Field trip. Additionally, preregistered participants will travel Jan. 18 to West Virginia Aqua in Man, Logan County, to see the production and processing facilities that provide freshwater Arctic char to consumers in West Virginia and throughout the East Coast.
The early registration fee is $15 (before Jan. 12). After that date, the registration will be $25 and can be paid by mail or at the forum Jan. 19. Reservations must be made by Jan. 12 for the field trip. The excursion has an additional $10 fee.
More details about the forum, registration and lodging are available at county West Virginia University Extension Service offices and at www.WVU.edu/~agexten/aquaculture.
Additional information is available from Becky Casteel, West Virginia University Extension Service, 304-293-6131 ext. 4231 or Becky.Casteel@mail.WVU.edu.

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