CFAES’s Eugene Braig takes a deeper look at keeping your pond (and the fish that live in it) sustainable.
Long periods of ice and snow on a pond are hard on the bass, bluegills and other fish swimming below, sometimes even killing them. We revisit a winter 2015 article, featuring CFAES Aquatic Ecosystems Program Director Eugene Braig, that shares details — and what you can do.
Stone Lab’s weekly summer guest lecture series wraps up at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, with a featured talk by Janice Kerns of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Fairport Harbor Fisheries Research Unit and a research brief by Elizabeth Marschall of Ohio State’s Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. Continue reading
Matthew Smith, aquaculture specialist with CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, is one of the scheduled speakers at the Ohio Aquaculture Association’s March 10 Aquaponics Workshop in Columbus. (Image: Rainbow trout, iStock.)
Eugene Braig, aquatic ecosystems program director in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, presents a free program on managing ponds on March 16 in northeast Ohio. Sign up by March 13.
… and salamanders, soras and others. Faculty, staff and graduate students in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources will be among the presenters at the 2017 Ohio Fish and Wildlife Conference in Columbus this Friday. (Photo: Bobcat, USFWS.)
This CFAES workshop on Oct. 29 will net you a good start in being one…
Want to be a fish farmer? CFAES’s Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development has 30 slots open in its Aquaculture Boot Camp-2, a yearlong program for first-timers and beginners. It offers an in-depth introduction to aquaculture, aquaponics and the business of fish farming. Participation is free, but you have to apply and be chosen. The center is at CFAES’s OSU South Centers in Piketon in southeast Ohio. Net further details.
“There’s a noticeable trend throughout agriculture for local, sustainable produce and fish,” says CFAES aquaculture specialist Matthew Smith. “This lets consumers know exactly where their food is coming from.” The “this,” in this case, is aquaponics. He’ll talk about how it works at CFAES’s Farm Science Review next week. (Photo: Tilapia via Pixabay.)
Aeration often can do a pond good, says an expert with CFAES. It can keep the pond from stratifying, which can make the water and fish in it healthier. Continue reading