Projects

Evaluation of Alternative Management Techniques and Systems to Improve Production of Pond-Reared Yellow Perch: Modeling the U.S. Catfish Industry

Description

 Evaluation of Alternative Management Techniques and Systems to Improve Production of Pond-Reared Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens): Modeling the U.S. Catfish Industry

Chaired by Matthew A. Smith

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Supporting and Expanding Aquaculture in the Midwest through Extension and Outreach

Description

The general focus of this project will be to collaborate with the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center’s (NCRAC’s) Industry Advisory Council (IAC) to develop a sustainable program that will be beneficial for established farmers throughout the Midwest; which will hopefully increase productivity and decrease costs.

Chaired by Matthew A. Smith

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Genetically Improved All-Female Walleye (Sander vitreus) For Intensive Aquaculture Production In The Great Lakes Region

Description

We propose to optimize and combine two technologies (e.g., sex reversal and triploidy) to produce walleye Sander vitreus with superior production traits. We will produce gynogenetic masculinized walleye and cross these individuals with walleye females. Resulting zygotes will then be subjected to pressure shock, producing triploid (sterile) all-female offspring. Read more about Genetically Improved All-Female Walleye (Sander vitreus) For Intensive Aquaculture Production In The Great Lakes Region

Optimization of Practical Feed Formulation to Improve Fish Health and Production of Yellow Perch (Perca Flavescens) Project

Description

We hypothesize that optimization of dietary carbohydrate used in fish feed will help to increase fish health and growth performance as well as reduce feed cost for yellow perch. Specifically, we will investigate how different carbohydrates influence 1) growth performance and nutrient utilization in laboratory and farm conditions; 2) fish tolerance in response to acute temperature shocks or hypoxia challenge; and 3) bacterial community composition and active community fraction in the host gut across diet regimes. Read more about Optimization of Practical Feed Formulation to Improve Fish Health and Production of Yellow Perch (Perca Flavescens) Project

Choice of Seafood: An Analysis of the North Central Region Market for Farm Raised Seafood Project

Description

This project proposes a survey within the North Central Region (NCR) to identify marketing channels’ choices of seafood according to their constraints and demand perception. Assuming that marketing channels define the pool of options from which consumers choose seafood species and product form, this survey will be designed to identify their preferences and willingness to pay for farm-raised seafood, by species, quantity required, quality perception and preferred form of product. Read more about Choice of Seafood: An Analysis of the North Central Region Market for Farm Raised Seafood Project

Professional Development Training in the North Central Region

Description

The Twenty-seventh Project

Chaired by Carole Engle

Objectives:

  1. Assess the status of aquaculture associations in the NCR.
  2. Develop strategies to enhance association leadership and participation (e.g., workshops, mentoring, messaging, communication, member satisfaction, improve communication, incentivizing member participation).

  3.  Conduct training programs for individuals from state and multistate association(s) that support regional aquaculture development.

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Development of an all-female yellow perch population: A strategic approach using thermal manipulation, sperm selection, and genomic data analysis

Description:

Development of an all-female yellow perch population: A strategic approach using thermal manipulation, sperm selection, and genomic data analysis

Chaired by Osvaldo J. Sepulveda Villet

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Educating a workforce for the aquaculture industry: Matching skill needs of the aquaculture industry with U.S. career and technical education (CTE)

Description

Educating a workforce for the aquaculture industry: Matching skill needs of the aquaculture industry with US career and technical education (CTE)

Chaired by Dr. Barbara Evans

Objectives:

1. Assess the workforce needs for the aquaculture industry throughout the 12 states of the North Central Region (NCR). Identify which skills are needed in the workforce to promote industry growth. Read more about Educating a workforce for the aquaculture industry: Matching skill needs of the aquaculture industry with U.S. career and technical education (CTE)

Comprehensive outreach and training program to expand development of NCR aquculture

Description

Comprehensive outreach and training program to expand development of NCR aquaculture

Chaired by D. Allen Pattillo

Objectives:

1.     Develop a comprehensive training program that addresses subject priorities critical to the advancement of NCR aquaculture.

2.     Identify a core team of subject experts who can develop and deliver high quality presentations and demonstrations throughout the NCR. Read more about Comprehensive outreach and training program to expand development of NCR aquculture

Effectiveness Research Leading to Approvals for Controlling Mortality in Coolwater and Warmwater Finfish Due to Aeromonad Infections with Terramycin 200 for Fish®

Description

Effectiveness research leading to approvals for controlling mortality in coolwater and warmwater finfish due to aeromonad infections with Terramycin 200 for fish® (oxytetracycline dihydrate) and Aquaflor® (florfenicol).

Objectives:

1. Identify the etiologic agent (Aeromonas spp.) from isolates collected from disease outbreaks in the NCR and characterize the disease syndrome before conducting any effectiveness studies. Read more about Effectiveness Research Leading to Approvals for Controlling Mortality in Coolwater and Warmwater Finfish Due to Aeromonad Infections with Terramycin 200 for Fish®

Target Animal Safety and Dosage Efficacy Studies for Walleye Fed 17-methyltestosterone

Description


The objectives of this study, from July 1, 1996 through December 31, 1997 were


  1. To conduct a Target Animal Safety Study under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliance for walleye fingerlings fed 17a-methyltestosterone.
  2. To evaluate selected dosages of 17a-methltestosterone for effiacy at inducing sex inversion in walley.

Principal Investigator/Institutions
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Methyltestosterone Literature Review

Environmental Assessment of Use of 17"-methyltestosterone for Sex Inversion of Newly Hatched Tilapia: A Literature Review to Support the Investigational New Animal Drug Exemption and New Animal Drug Application for 17"-methyltestosterone

Description

Second Aquaculture Drugs Project - Methyltestosterone Literature Review

The objectives of this study, from December 1, 1996 to December 31, 1997, was Read more about Methyltestosterone Literature Review

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