Ohio aquaculture workshop slated for Dec. 4

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Fish farmers and hatcheries interested in fingerling production, growing baitfish or preserving or reintroducing fish species requiring live first feeds can learn more about production methods at a Live Feeds and Hatchery Techniques Workshop Dec. 4.

The workshop, sponsored by the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon, will be held at the Bowling Green Aquaculture Center, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green, Ohio.

The program begins at 9 a.m. and costs $75 per person.

Agenda topics include phytoplankton culture methods and equipment, commercially available algal pastes, rotifer culture methods and equipment, hatchery management, water quality testing and monitoring, and a tour of the facility.

Speakers include Shawn McWhorter, manager of the Bowling Green Aquaculture Center, and Eric Henry, research scientist and process engineer of Reed Mariculture.

For more information, contact Shawn McWhorter at 419-823-1807 or e-mail mcwhorter.31@osu.edu. To register, contact Julie Strawser-Moose at 740-289-2071, ext. 223 or e-mail strawser-moose.1@osu.edu.

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