Projects

Baitfish Funded Project #1

Description

The Baitfish Project was chaired by Dan Coble.  The objectives of the project include:

1. Conduct a comprehensive survey of the status of the bait fish industry in selected north central states to determine: a. species used; b. sizes of species marketed; c. sources of species; d. seasonal availability; e. shortfalls in supplies; f. relative value of various fish and nonfish species; and g. common problems of the industry that may need to be addressed by research. Read more about Baitfish Funded Project #1

Baitfish Funded Project #2

Description

This project is chaired by Joe Morris, Iowa State University.  The following objectives are to be addressed.

1. Determine what techniques and strategies for early season, indoor spawning of golden shiners and subsequent stocking into ponds will result in growth to 76 mm (3 in) by November 1 of that year.

2. Develop economically viable culture techniques and strategies for growing spotfin shiners to a market size (greater than 51 mm [2 in]). Read more about Baitfish Funded Project #2

Percis III Symposium

Description


This Symposium was chaired by Jeffrey A. Malison.


Objectives:


  1. Co-sponsor the Percis III International Percid Fish Symposium, held in Madison, Wisconsin, July 20-24, 2003.

Participants:


Principal Investigator(s)/Institution Objectives
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Crayfish Funded Project

Description

The Crayfish Funded Project was chaired by Paul B. Brown. The objectives of this funded project include:

1. To complete a study of the status of the crayfish industry in the north central states, relative to its extent, culture operations in use, market characteristics, and problems which need to be addressed by research. Read more about Crayfish Funded Project

Survey for a Regional Aquaculture Co-op and Marketing Project

Description


Co-op and Marketing Project


Objectives:


1. Investigate the pros/cons of alternative forms and scopes of a marketing organization, ie., species; market information, marketing, or market development.


2. Survey aquaculture growers and existing co-ops in the North Central Region to assess interest and willingness to commit and invest in a grower-owned marketing organization.


Participants:


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NCRAC and MarketMaker Collaboration

Description

Objectives:

1. Conduct a survey of all North Central Region (NCR) aquaculture producers for data that will be assimilated into the MarketMaker system.

2. Undertake outreach activities to educate and register NCR producers into MarketMaker system.

3. Develop a "how to" tutorial case study tool that will instruct NCR producers on how to conduct market research using the MarketMaker system Read more about NCRAC and MarketMaker Collaboration

Economic Conditions and Future Market Opportunities for Aquaculture in the Northcentral U.S.

Description


This is the first funded project in Economics and Marketing.  It is chaired by Don Floyd.


Objectives


1. Identify existing and needed economic data; develop statistical reporting methods; design an information management system and prototype annual situation/outlook report on the North Central Region aquaculture industry; begin collecting and compiling a regional database; and prepare the initial situation/outlook report.


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Aquaculture Economics, Marketing and Policy for the North Central Region

(funded project #2)


Description


The second Economics and Marketing Funded Project was chaired by Leroy Hushak.  The project included the following objectives:


1. Update data in information management system and produce a second Situation and Outlook Report on the North Central Regional Aquaculture industry (a third annual report is dependent on additional budge for fiscal year 1992-93, year 2 of the biennium).


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Market Study of Sunfish and Walleye Hybrids

Description


The fourth Economics and Marketing funded project was chaired by Pat O'Rourke.


Objective


Evaluate the potential "supply" and "market" for hybrid walleye (female walleye x male sauger) and sunfish (female green sunfish x male bluegill) fillets relative to comparable fish.


Sub-Objectives


1. To analyze information on the consumption and "supply" of comparable fish in the U.S. and NCR. Read more about Market Study of Sunfish and Walleye Hybrids

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