Topic: Aquaculture

A Guide to Marketing for Small-Scale Aquaculture Producers Thumbnail
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Small-scale aquaculture producers have income opportunities if they plan their production processes—and plan them well. One of the fundamental principles in marketing is to make it part of the overall planning process. Consider marketing decisions as important as production decisions. No matter how small your aquaculture operation, developing a marketing plan for what you will produce is the best strategy, because the fish have to be sold once they reach marketable sizes.

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An informational video about Aquaponics, the practice of combining fish farming and hydroponics. The program is an introduction to the recommended practices and guidelines for starting a successful aquaponics operation . The video was supported by Purdue Extension, NOAA, & Sea Grant Illinois-Indiana.

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Economic Importance of the Aquaculture Industry in Indiana Thumbnail
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Indiana’s aquaculture industry ranges from small-scale producers growing fish in their back yards to large-scale producers growing fish to sell in national and international markets and includes the production of ornamental fish, fish for human consumption (food fish), and recreational fish that are stocked in private and public ponds and lakes. The types of fish produced include yellow perch, tilapia, baitfish, hybrid striped bass, marine shrimp, freshwater prawns, ornamentals, and trophy fish. 

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Profitability of Hybrid Striped Bass Cage Aquaculture in the Midwest Thumbnail
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The hybrid striped bass (HSB) industry is the 4th largest aquaculture industry in the United States in terms of sales value, behind catfish, salmon, and trout. HSB is a cross between a female white bass (Morone chrysops) and a male striped bass (Morone saxatilis). HSB is also known as “”sunshine bass.”” The hybridization of the white bass and the striped bass makes HSB more tolerant to extreme temperatures and dissolved oxygen than either of its parents. Most southern states produce HSB in ponds, with most of the production occurring in North Carolina, Texas, and Florida. There is potential for growth in production in Indiana and the Midwest because of the abundance of farm ponds and private lakes.
This analysis uses an annual enterprise budget to evaluate the potential profitability of HSB cage operation. The enterprise budgeting process is essential for both planning and profitability analyses. It gives a snapshot view of the enterprise relating to all input requirements and costs, and expected revenue/returns.

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Profitability of Indoor Production of Pacific White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) Thumbnail
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Structural changes in Midwest agriculture over the past two decades have resulted in a number of empty and unused farm buildings. Farmers therefore have been exploring alternative uses of livestock farm buildings for the production of other cash crops, including aquaculture products. In Indiana, Pacific White shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) production has attracted interest, and a number of small producers are investing in shrimp produc- tion in their farm buildings and other farm facilities. The producers are motivated by the fact that they could produce and market fresh (never frozen) high-quality shrimp products in these systems to compete with imported frozen shrimp.

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The HELM is IISG’s newsletter, describing highlights from the program’s outreach, education and research activities.

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The HELM is IISG’s newsletter, describing highlights from the program’s outreach, education and research activities.

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