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Funded Project #6 - NCRAC Extension Project

Description


The sixth “Base” Project was chaired by Joe Morris.


Objectives:


  1. Strengthen linkages between North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) Research and Extension Work Groups.
  2. Enhance the NCRAC extension network for aquaculture information transfer.
  3. Provide in-service training for Cooperative Extension Service, Sea Grant Advisory Service,  and other landowner assistance personnel.
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Funded Project #7 - NCRAC Extension Project

Description


The seventh “Base” Project - Chaired by Joe Morris.


Objectives:


  1. Strengthen linkages between North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) Research and Extension Work Groups.
  2. Enhance the NCRAC extension network for aquaculture information transfer.
  3. Provide in-service training for Cooperative Extension Service, Sea Grant Advisory Service,  and other landowner assistance personnel.
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Funded Project #8 - NCRAC Extension Project

Description


The eighth “Base” Project - Chaired by Joe Morris


Objectives:


  1. Strengthen linkages between North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) Research and Extension Work Groups.
  2. Enhance the NCRAC extension network for aquaculture information transfer.
  3. Provide in-service training for Cooperative Extension Service, Sea Grant Advisory Service,  and other landowner assistance personnel.
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Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS)

Description

The first Fish Health Funded Project.  Chaired by Jeff Malison.

Objectives:

The overall goal is to minimize the risk of spreading VHS and other fish diseases into fish farms and wild waterways throughout the North Central Region (NCR). Specific objectives are:

1. Determine the safety and efficacy of iodine disinfection on walleye and northern pike eggs infected with VHS. Read more about Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS)

Hybrid Striped Bass Aquaculture Funded Project

Description

The seventh Hybrid Striped Bass Funded Project.  Chaired by Chris Kohler

Objectives:

1. Marketing

     a. Investigate and document current and potential demand (prices and quantities) for hybrid striped bass (live and processed), clearly identifying consumer groups, processors, and distributors by location, seasonality of demand, size preferences, unique demand attributes, i.e., “healer fish” in Chinese culture, and impact of increased supplies on market prices of hybrid striped bass and competitive species. Read more about Hybrid Striped Bass Aquaculture Funded Project

Largemouth Bass Funded Project

Description

The first largemouth bass funded project.  Chaired by Chris Kohler.

Objectives:

  1. Assess diet and environmental factors that affect growth and health of largemouth bass raised to 1.5 lb in ponds with formulated feed.
  2. Develop cost-effective finisher diets that enhance health and growth of largemouth bass.
  3. Conduct a region-wide workshop on raising largemouth bass to 1.5 lb in ponds based, at least, on the results of the research activities in Objectives 1 and 2.

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Advancing Hybrid Striped Bass Culture in the NCR

Description

The first funded project for Hybrid Striped Bass. Chaired by Chris Kohler

Objectives:

1. Obtain and maintain (in captivity) populations of spawning size white bass and striped bass.

2. Define reproductive development in wild and captive white bass by characterizing seasonal changes in hormone titers and gonadal histology.

3. Evaluate the effects of selected photoperiod/temperature and hormonal manipulations on gonadal development and spawning in white bass brood stock.

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Advancing Hybrid Striped Bass Culture

Description

The second Hybrid Striped Bass Funded Project.  Chaired by Chris Kohler

Objectives:

  1. To improve methods for storage and transport of striped bass and white bass gametes.
  2. To develop larval diets and economically feasible techniques to convert hybrid striped bass young from zooplankton to artificial diets.

Participants

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Advancing Hybrid Striped Bass Culture in the North Central Region

Description

The third Hybrid Striped Bass Funded Project.  Chaired by Chris Kohler

Objectives:

1. Obtain and maintain (in captivity) populations of spawning size white bass and striped bass.

2. Evaluate the effects of selected photoperiod/temperature and hormonal manipulations on gonadal development and spawning in white bass brood stock.

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Culture Technology of Hybrid Striped Bass (HSB Project #4)

Description

The fourth Hybrid Striped Bass Funded Project.  Chaired by Chris Kohler

Objectives:

1. To develop intensive hatchery production techniques for white bass and to "domesticate" white bass by producing brood stock originating from induced spawns.

2. To perfect cryopreservation techniques for white bass/striped bass semen and to demonstrate feasibility of hybrid bass production using "stored" semen in industry-type setting.

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Nutrition Funded Project

Description

The first Nutrition Funded Project.  Chaired by Paul Brown
 

Objectives:

  1. Develop cost-effective fish meal-free diets for grow out of hybrid striped bass with an initial minimum weight of 100 g (3.5 oz).
  2. Develop cost-effective fish meal-free diets for grow out of yellow perch with an initial minimum weight of 100 g (3.5 oz).

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Rapid Determination and Amino Acid Requirements of Lepomis Sunfish

Description

The second nutrition funded project.  Chaired by Robert Hayward.

Objectives:

1.  Develop a least-cost diet for bluegill Lepomis macrochirus by:

(a) Evaluating amino acid availability of dietary ingredients for bluegills,

(b) Evaluating amino acid composition of bluegills,

(c) Evaluating limiting amino acid requirements of bluegills, and

(d) Making a least-cost diet formulation model available to the industry within a two-year period. Read more about Rapid Determination and Amino Acid Requirements of Lepomis Sunfish

Rapid Determination of Amino Acid Requirements of Yellow Perch and Tilapia

Description

The third nutrition funded project.  Chaired by Robert Hayward.

Objectives:

  1. Conduct a full literature search on amino acid composition, amino acid requirements, and feed formulations for yellow perch and Nile tilapia.

  2. Evaluate body amino acid composition of yellow perch and Nile tilapia.

  3. Evaluate limiting amino acid requirements of yellow perch and Nile tilapia.

  4. Evaluate amino acid availability of dietary ingredients for yellow perch and Nile tilapia.

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Feed Training Carnivorous Fish

Description

A project on feed training carnivorous fish was initiated in September 2006.  This project is chaired by Anita Kelly, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

The objectives of this project are:

1. Evaluate strategies including harvest, transport, environmental, and husbandry, to increase survival, growth, to maximize the percent of advanced yellow perch fingerlings trained to accept formulated feeds Read more about Feed Training Carnivorous Fish

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