The following publications cover topics related to Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Growing Missouri’s Aquaculture Industry: Marketing Study

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Reference this market research information as you explore aquaculture production alternatives and develop a plan for selling food fish, bait fish, sport fish or ornamental fish.

Growing Missouri’s Aquaculture Industry: Business Models

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Learn about capital investments, production budgets, inputs and net returns for startup Missouri aquaculture operations using pond culture or recirculating aquaculture systems.

Growing Missouri’s Aquaculture Industry: Trends and Outlook

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Learn aquaculture production trends, demand for seafood, industry competition and feed industry trends that affect Missouri’s aquaculture industry.

Growing Missouri’s Aquaculture Industry: Needs Assessment

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Survey based needs assessment of Missouri aquaculture producers identifies common Missouri aquaculture species, fish and pond stocking market use, and perceptions about the future of the aquaculture industry.

Managing Ponds and Lakes for Aquaculture and Fisheries in Missouri: Controlling Nuisance Aquatic Vegetation

Reviewed

This fisheries and aquaculture guide is one in a series being developed jointly by MU Extension and Lincoln University.

Charles E. Hicks
Aquaculture Specialist
Lincoln University

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Planning for an Aquaculture Business in Missouri

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Aquaculture is a highly specialized form of agriculture and a high-risk enterprise. There are numerous expenses to consider and potential markets to be investigated. Consequently, to increase potential for success, it is important to research and carefully plan a aquaculture venture before getting started. Read this publication to learn more.

Collection and Submission of Samples for Fish-Kill Investigation and Toxic-Substance Analysis

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Fish kills occur in natural and cultured populations. They can be due to disease, poor water quality or a toxic substance. Fish kills represent emergencies, and producers must be prepared for them in advance. Learn more in this guide.

Managing Missouri Fish Ponds During an Extended Drought

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This aquaculture and fisheries guide is one in a series being developed jointly by MU Extension and Lincoln University.

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Charles E. Hicks
Retired Aquaculture Specialist
Lincoln University

Transportation of Fish in Bags

Reviewed

Reviewed by Robert A. Pierce II
Extension Fisheries and Wildlife Specialist

Reviewed by David Brune
Professor, Plant Sciences and Technology

L. Swann
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program, Purdue University

Bluegill Sunfish Production in Missouri

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Learn about opportunities in Missouri for producing bluegill (aka bream, brim or perch), a sunfish species popular as sport fish for anglers, for food markets and recreational pond and lake stocking in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

Freshwater Prawn Production in Missouri

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Freshwater prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) can be successfully and profitably produced in mid-Missouri. Learn about culture and management techniques that have been successful in producing freshwater prawns in this MU Extension guide.

Converting Unused Agriculture Facilities for Aquaculture Use: Swine Barn Conversion for Fish Culture

Revised

This guide provides basic information on recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology and converting a swine barn into an aquaculture enterprise.

Managing Ponds and Lakes for Aquaculture and Fisheries in Missouri: Pond Management Calendar

New

Managing a pond or lake for sport fishing takes time, resources and a year-round commitment. Timing is crucial to many pond and lake management practices. The pond management calendar in Table 1 can help you plan management activities. It is not a comprehensive list of management activities, but rather an overview of the most important ones.

Managing Ponds and Lakes for Aquaculture and Fisheries in Missouri: Pond Dynamics and Water Quality Considerations

New

This fisheries and aquaculture guide is one in a series being developed jointly by MU Extension and Lincoln University.

Charles E. Hicks
Aquaculture Specialist
Lincoln University

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Managing Ponds and Lakes for Aquaculture and Fisheries in Missouri: Establishing Hybrid Sunfish in Ponds for Recreation

New

This fisheries and aquaculture guide is one in a series being developed jointly by MU Extension and Lincoln University.

Charles E. Hicks
Aquaculture Specialist
Lincoln University

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Managing Ponds and Lakes for Aquaculture and Fisheries in Missouri: Pond Construction and Management Considerations

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A private pond can be a great asset on a property. Learn how to properly plan, construct and manage a watershed pond for recreation, as a livestock water source, and more in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

Managing Ponds and Lakes for Aquaculture and Fisheries in Missouri: Fish Selection and Stocking for Sport Fishing

New

This fisheries and aquaculture guide is one in a series being developed jointly by MU Extension and Lincoln University.

Charles E. Hicks
Aquaculture Specialist
Lincoln University

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Aquatic Pest Control (Category 5)

Reviewed $15

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Paddlefish Production: Opportunities for Missouri Pond and Lake Owners

New

Robert A. Pierce II
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences

Robert S. Hayward
Associate professor
MU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences

Joe Parcell and Chris Boessen
Missouri Value Added Center
MU Department of Agricultural Economics