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Aquaculture & Fisheries

Aquaculture / Fisheries Center | University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff | Arkansas Extension

Arkansas is a leading producer of baitfish, sport fish, catfish and other fish species raised commercially.  Information on aquaculture, farm ponds, fisheries and most all things aquatic is available from the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  Center personnel, Extension Specialists and faculty with the University of Arkansas System's  Division of Agriculture work together to provide you with the latest research-based information and to help solve pond problems.  Arkansas has over 127,000 farm ponds, and the Center, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, helps pond owners obtain the most from their ponds.  Center specialists can help you with questions on producing fish for home use or local sales, water gardens, or getting started in commercial aquaculture.

Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC)
One of five Regional Centers established by Congress through the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  The Fact Sheets on this site provide information on important species of fish and shellfish produced in the Southern Region.

Aquatic plant | Aquaculture / Fisheries Center | University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff | Arkansas ExtensionArkansas Sport Fish Supplier List - for farm pond stocking

Plant ID

ID Groups
(algae, floating, submersed, emergent),
AquaPlant,
Univ of Florida Center for Invasive Plants

Control Options

Biological
Chemical
Physical
Mechanical

Common Arkansas Aquatic Plants

Duckweed
Watermeal
Waterprimrose
Alligatorweed
Smartweed
Southern naiad
Pithophora
Any others we can agree on

Permitting Regulations for Herbicide Use

Explanation of law and a link to the ADEQ regulations and forms

Other Resources

Include links to fact sheets, MP44, other websites

Electroshocking boat | Aquaculture / Fisheries Center | University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff | Arkansas ExtensionFish pathogens

Viral pathogens
Bacterial pathogens
Parasitic and fungal pathogens

Non-infectious disease agents

Nutritional problems
Natural and introduced toxins

Management and treatment of pathogens and non-infectious agents

Fish pathogens

Viral pathogens
Bacterial pathogens
Parasitic and fungal pathogens

Non-infectious disease agents

Nutritional problems
Natural and introduced toxins

Arkansas Safe Bait program

Interstate inspections

General pathogens for all inspections

Viral pathogens
Primary bacterial pathogens
Other significant pathogens

Specific pathogens for selected states

California
New York
States requiring Asian tapeworm free fish

International inspections

Canada

Classes of imported aquaculture species
List of aquaculture species and associated fish
pathogens required for certification

Other countries

OIE listed fish pathogens
Special requirements

A loading net filled with harvested catfish is being hoisted by a crane and will be unloaded into a waiting fish transport truck.What is Research Verification?

 

Verification Studies

Catfish

Split Pond Production

What is a split pond?
Stocking Data
Harvest Data
Water Quality Data
Overview

Intensive Aeration

Stocking Data
Harvest Data
Water Quality Data
Overview

Catfish Yield Blog

Baitfish
Sport fish
Other

Research Based Recommendations

Catfish
Baitfish
Sport fish
Other

Message Board

 

Contact

Verification Coordinator: Luke Roy  royl@uapb.edu

Koi pond | Aquaculture / Fisheries Center | University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff | Arkansas ExtensionIndustry statistics
Costs and returns
Business management spreadsheets
Other assistance

Bacteria Testing | Aquaculture / Fisheries Center | University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff | Arkansas ExtensionContacts

Location: UAPB - Lonoke Fish Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Lonoke Agricultural Center
P.O. Box 357
2001 Highway 70 East
Lonoke, AR 72086


Phone: 501-676-3124
Mobile: 501-628-2807
Fax:      501-676-7847 
Email: kellya@uapb.edu

General Program Area:

Provides fish disease diagnostic services, aquaculture and small impoundment information, water quality, aquatic weed identification and control. Conducts applied research with respect to baitfish, sport fish, and catfish production. Addresses aquaculture industry issues, and editor of Arkansas Aquafarming.

Priority Programs:

Fish Disease Diagnosis, Water Quality Analysis, Assistance to Baitfish and Ornamental Fish Growers on Production and Aquatic Weed Control. Applied Research on Current Issues Producers Identify. Registration of New Compounds for Aquaculture. 

Location: UAPB - Lonoke Fish Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Lonoke Agricultural Center
P.O. Box 357
2001 Highway 70 East
Lonoke, AR 72086

Phone: 501-676-3124
Fax:      501-676-7847
Email:  royl@uapb.edu

General Program Area:

Provides disease diagnostic services, baitfish production, aquaculture information, water quality and aquatic weed identification. Conducts applied research with respect to baitfish, sport fish, and editor of Arkansas Aquafarming.

Priority Programs:

Winter Fish Losses, Alternative Species, Alternate Production Systems

Location: UAPB - Lonoke Fish Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Lonoke Agricultural Center
P.O. Box 357
2001 Highway 70 East
Lonoke, AR 72086

Phone: 501-676-3124
Fax: 501-676-7847
Email: renukdasn@uapb.edu

General Program Area:

Provides Fish Disease Diagnosis.

Priority Programs:

Conducts Annual Fish Inspections for Arkansas Baitfish Certification Program, and Research on Genetic Linkages to Diseases in Fish.

Location: UAPB - Lake Village Fish Disease Laboratory
1652C Hwy. 65 & 82 South
Lake Village, AR 71653

Phone: 870-265-5440
Mobile: 870-737-3281
Fax: 870-265-2750
Email: dormanl@uapb.edu

Office is located in Guachoya Cultural Arts Bldg (Old Lake Village Nursing Home). The office occupies the south end of the building, look for UAPB Fish Disease Laboratory sign just off the highway to the west. It is about 1 mile south from the intersection where U.S. Hwy 82 turns westward towards Hamburg.

General Program Area:

Provides fish disease diagnosis, water quality analysis, aquatic vegetation control, farm pond management, budget, fish inventory appraisal and evaluation assistance to new fish producers, commercial catfish production, aquaculture.

Priority Programs:

Commercial Catfish Production and Inventory Assessment, Fish Disease Diagnosis, Water Quality, Budget Assistance, New Producers, Farm Pond Management, Youth Fishing.

Location: UAPB - Jonesboro Fish Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
611 E. Washington Avenue, Suite A
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Mobile: 870-540-7805
Email: seldeng@uapb.edu

General Program Area:

Provides identification of problem aquatic weeds and options for their control, assistance for catfish production and aquaculture. Provides information on emerging species. Conducts fish disease diagnosis and pond water quality analysis. Supports youth education.

Priority Programs:

Aquatic Weed Identification and Control, Nuisance Algae, Aquaculture and Catfish Production,  Alternative Aquaculture Species (shrimp, crawfish, turtles, etc.), 4-H Activities, Fish Disease Diagnosis and Pond Water Analysis.

Location: UAPB
1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4912
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Phone: 870-575-8143 
Fax: 870-575-4679
Email: dukeb@uapb.edu

- Office is located in S.J. Parker Extension Complex Room 128

General Program Area:

Provides assistance in aquaponics, aquatic plant identification, recirculating aquaculture systems, tilapia production, and water gardens

Priority Programs:

New Educator Programs for Aquaculture in the Classroom,  Aquaculture Information and Assistance, Organizes Workshops.

Location: UAPB
1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4912
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Phone: 870-575-8185
Fax: 870-575-4679
Email: joness@uapb.edu

- Office is located in S.J. Parker Extension Complex Room 131

General Program Area:

Provides assistance in Farm/Private Pond/Lake Management, Aquatic Plant Identification, and Youth Fishing Outreach.

Priority Programs:

Provides direct assistance and training to county Extension agents and private owners for comprehensive pond/lake management. Also develops, supervises and assists with numerous youth fishing activities for young children to college-aged participants. University Fishing Team coach.

Kayla McCoy - Extension Research Associate

Location: Lonoke Agricultural Center
Phone: 501-676-3124
Fax:      501-676-7847
Email: mccoyk@uapb.edu

Martha Fitts – Extension Associate

Location: Lake Village Fish Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Phone: 870-265-5440
Fax:      870-265-2750
Email: fittsm@uapb.edu

Casandra Hawkins-Byrd – Extension Associate - Management

Location: UAPB, Pine Bluff
Phone: 870-575-8123
Fax:      870-575-4679 
Email: byrdc@uapb.edu


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