On July 5-7, 2017, in Petersburg, Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University holds its annual Fish School. The event, emphasizing using aquatic resources to provide local food, offers educational sessions on growing fish or shellfish for a hobby or as a commercial enterprise. Participants may register for single days or for the whole event.
Topics in 2017 include the following:
Day 1 – Species and Marketing, Aquaculture Nutrition, Water Quality and Fish Health; Day 2 – Farm Pond Management, Freshwater Shrimp, Cage Culture;
Day 3 – Greenhouse Production Systems/Aquaponics, Sampling fish populations, Over-Wintering Solar Power Energy Unit, Recirculating Aquaculture Systems.
Each day will have hands-on activities.
For more information, visit https://www.ext.vsu.edu/events/2017/7/5/fish-school; or contact Brian Nerrie, VSU aquaculture extension specialist, at (804) 524-5903 or firstname.lastname@example.org.