6/28 & 6/30: Small Scale Aquaculture (Tank Based Fish Farming)

Michael Burns michael at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Thu May 27 15:28:38 EDT 2010


Small-scale Aquaculture:
An Introduction to Tank-Based Fish Farming

Monday, June 28, 6:30–9:30 PM
(Part 1) Tanks, filters, and pumps.

Wednesday, June 30, 6:30–9:30 PM
(Part 2) Fish, water quality, and marketing

Offered at Cornell Cooperative Extension of
Ontario County- 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Scientists and food researchers are pointing out
the importance of aquaculture to meet the growing
need for healthy and environmentally sensitive
food sources.  Farmers and others in the Finger
Lakes can take on small-scale aquaculture as an
alternative enterprise for local markets. This is
a special two-part introductory workshop that
will provide the fundamentals of setting up and
maintaining a farm-based tank system to raise
bass, tilapia, trout, panfish, or baitfish in a
recirculating system.  Ted Universal of the NYS
Aquaculture Association will explain the key
elements of tank aquaculture, basic engineering &
plumbing, and setting up effective biofiltration
and aeration contols.  Jim Kennedy of Willow Pond
Aqua Farm will review appropriate fish species
and water quality conditions, and share the
applicable marketing and regulations that come with
small-scale aquaculture.

Course fee: $25 per person, includes both
sessions and a detailed take-home information packet.

Pre-registration is required by June 24, 2010 by
calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario
County at (585) 394-3977 x427 or e-mail Nancy
Anderson at <mailto:nea8 at cornell.edu>nea8 at cornell.edu;
class size limited.

For more information about this program, contact
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County at
(585) 394-3977 x427.

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