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

Project

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

Objectives:

  1. Evaluate water quality parameters, fish growth, condition, feed conversion, final length frequencies, survival, specific growth rates, and feeding rates of first-year yellow perch fingerlings (stocked at twice normal rate) provided with either intensive aeration or using an aerated split pond design.
  2. Collect the economic data of producing first year yellow perch in either an intensively aerated or an aerated split pond design.
  3. Compare these data to long-term historical pond data (stocked at the normal rate) available from both Millcreek Perch Farm and Brehm Perch Farm.
  4. To immediately disseminate results to industry via final termination report, fact sheet, presentations, and other information technology transfer strategies.
Principal Investigator (Institution)

Objective(s) 

 Total
Matthew A. Smith  (Ohio State University) 1-4 $30,838
 

Total

$30,838

Project Outline

Duration: 
03/01/2018 to 02/28/2019
Award Amount: 
$30,838.00
Award Number: 
2016-38500-25753
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