Hear latest on Lake Erie’s fish populations on Thursday night at Stone Lab

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

Class on getting started in fish farming

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.

One-stop local, sustainable fish and veggies

Image of tilapia 2“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.)