Noticias del día28 de junio de 2012
Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University has scheduled its annual three-day Fish School which is focusing on local food production.
USA: The program is designed for anyone who wants to grow their own fish or shrimp in greenhouses, ponds or cages either as a hobby or for profit, explained Dr. Brian L. Nerrie, VSU aquaculture extension specialist.
Free and open to the public, the Fish School will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. daily from Wednesday, July 11 through Friday, July 13 at VSU’s Cooperative Extension Pavilion located on River Road, Ettrick.
The agenda follows:
Wednesday, July 11
Morning discussion topics will include catfish, hybrid striped bass, freshwater shrimp and recreational fish production. Afternoon hands-on activities will feature pond harvests and shrimp and fish feeding practices.
Thursday, July 12
Discussions will focus on nutrition, water quality, processing, marketing, weed control, and fish health. Hands-on lab activities will include water quality and a tour of VSU’s fish processing facility.
Friday, July 13
Participants will learn about small-scale aquaculture, recirculating aquaculture systems, greenhouse production systems, aquacultural economics and fish preparation for consumption.
Greenhouse limited-scale recirculation and aquaponics production will be the focus of hands-on activities.
Participants can register for the entire session or for individual days. To register or for more information, call VSU’s Aquaculture Office at (804) 524-5496 or e-mail Nerrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone needing special services or accommodations in order to participate should call in advance to discuss arrangements.