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The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is one of the five Regional Aquaculture Centers established by Congress that are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. NCRAC is an administrative unit that serves the twelve states in the North Central Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

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December 1, 2016

The old adage ‘You aren’t a fish farmer until you kill a million fish’ doesn’t have to be true.

From beginner to seasoned producer, attention to the health of your fish should be a high priority to prevent things going from bad to worse. Understanding the basics of fish health is the first step towards saving your fish. This presentation will provide aquaculture producers with a broad overview of fish health topics, including signs of distress and disease, DIY diagnostics, when to call the veterinarian, and the process and policy of fish health inspections.

September 15, 2016

Free Aquaculture Training Program
Aquaculture Boot Camp-2 Wants You!
Ohio Agricultural Research and Extension South Center, Ohio State University

July 28, 2016

The HACCP Approach to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species by Aquaculture and Baitfish Operations

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