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Nathan Kring Defends His Master's Thesis

Nathan Kring successfully defended his Thesis "The Effects of Stocking Density and Artificial Substrates on Production of Pacific White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) and Water Quality Dynamics in Greenhouse-Based Biofloc Systems." His Major Professor is Dr. Andrew Ray and Dr. Tidwell along with Dr. Rossi were also on his committee.

Photo by Charles Weibel

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Identification of Biological Structures Using Ultrasound Imaging

The objective of this exercise is to provide a hands-on experience for each student to identify biological structures in live fish and interpret images obtained with ultrasound devices. The lab began with a presentation by Dr. Novelo on the principles of ultrasound and the two devices to be used in the lab. Following the presentation, the class moved to the hatchery and set up to examine Channel catfish. Students were divided into two groups corresponding to the two ultrasound units. Each student had the opportunity to operate the probe and the controls of each ultrasound machine. Dr. Noel demonstrated each unit as needed.

Ultrasound images were obtained with two ultrasound machine systems. The first images were taken by an older ultrasound unit (model: Aloka SSD-500V; Aloka Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan) with a single
frequency 5 MHz probe (model: UST-5820-5; Aloka Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan). The second ultrasound system used was a more advanced ultrasound unit (model: Ibex® EVO™ Ultrasound; E.I. Medical
Imaging®, Loveland, Colorado, USA), with a multiple frequency probe (model L10X; E.I. Medical Imaging®, Loveland, Colorado, USA) and a goggle-style headset (model: InSite®2 Video Headset; E.I. Medical Imaging®, Loveland, Colorado, USA) that is very useful in bright sunlight and heavy reflective environments that may cause difficulty in viewing images on the display screen on the machine.

Examples of internal anatomy viewed:
· Skin
· Muscles - segmentation of muscles by the horizontal septum and vertical septum.
· Vertebrae (and other bone structures)
· Urinary Bladder
· Buccal cavity
· Brain
· Heart
· Swim Bladder

Photos by Charles Weibel

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Dr. Bob Durborow's Team Performs Health Inspection In Midway, KY

Dr. Durborow did a health inspection of paddlefish with Extension Assistant Ashmita Poudel and graduate students Tifani Watson and Tyler McKay at Dr. Steve Mims' fish production facility in Midway, KY.

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Dr. Bob Durborow's Team Visit A Future Aquaponics Facility in Windsor, KY

Dr. Bob Durborow took his graduate students Tifani Watson & Tyler McKay, and Extension Assistant Ashmita Poudel and grad student Anthony Adams to a southern Kentucky aquaponics operation being constructed by Rod Wolford and managed by Daniel Allen. The facility is located in Casey County, KY.

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Aquaponics Association Conference 2019 at Kentucky State University, September 20-22

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Brandylyn Thomas Continues Her Thesis Research

Performing DNA extraction on nine strains of Nile tilapia. Fin clips were taken from 171 individuals and stored in 95% ethanol. Following the mouse tail protocol, the Promega DNA extraction kit was used to extract DNA from tissue that weighed between 20-25mg. Once extracted, nine targeted microsatellite markers will be amplified with polymerase chain reaction (PCR). PCR product will then be separated by capillary electrophoresis using the Applied Biosystems Genetic Analyzer 3500 to determine genetic heterogeneity of each strain and distances amongst strains.

Photos by Charles Weibel

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Dr. Andrew Ray Presents in Brazil

Dr. Ray traveled to Fortaleza, Brazil to give a research seminar to students, staff, and faculty at the LABOMAR Research Facilities, part of the Federal University of Ceara. He then traveled to Natal, Brazil to present the first half of an all-day long workshop on intensive shrimp farming. The workshop attracted over 175 participants who were all highly engaged and gave highly positive reviews of the material. Dr. Ray also traveled across Northern Brazil, visiting a variety of shrimp farmers, all of which are intensifying their production and interested in learning about the research being conducted at KSU.

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Dr. Semmens's Fish Morphology and Physiology Class Toured Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

On August 27, 2019 the Fish Morphology and Physiology class toured the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Science, College of Agriculture, Food & the Environment, College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky. Diane Murphy gave the complete tour of an impressive facility. The histology lab was of particular interest. She demonstrated the use of
the microtome as she described the process of preparing a slide and featured each of the various automated devices.

This laboratory is a fine example of something our students cannot find on campus. It was very good for the students to hear of the way they identify each sample and recheck to see that records are in order in every step of the process. Perhaps some of the students will make better use of histology in their research.

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Leo Fleckenstein Defends His Thesis

Mr. Fleckenstein successfully defended his thesis research on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. His committee members were Dr. Ray, Dr. Rossi and Dr. Tidwell. His research was "The Effects of Substrate and Stocking Density on Pacific White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) Performance and Water Quality Dynamics in High Tunnel-Based Biofloc System."

Photo by Charles Weibel

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Scientific Breakthrough at the Florida Aquarium could save America's 'Great Barrier Reef'

(CNN)The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida, says they've made scientific history as a group of coral has successfully reproduced two days in a row for the first time in a lab setting.

The milestone could have broad implications for "America's Barrier Reef," which is the third largest coral reef in the world and is found just off the coast of the Florida Keys.

The successful result is part of what the aquarium calls "Project Coral" -- a program designed in part with the goal of ultimately repopulating the Florida Reef Tract. The project works in partnership with London's Horniman Museum and Gardens to create coral spawn, or large egg deposits, in a lab.

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37th Meeting of Fish Feed and Nutrition Workshop

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Leah Tucker Works With Janelle Hager At The Aquaculture Research Center

Leah Tucker, an upcoming junior at West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, has been working with Janelle Hager this week. She is the vice-president of her local FFA chapter and is enrolled in Environmental Management, which is part of the Career and Technical Education program (CTE). Her focus was to learn about aquaponics by working in a practical environment and to apply the knowledge acquired to her school program of Environmental Management. Her home program currently has a greenhouse, aquarium system, and an aquaponics system set to be built this year.

She has worked in the greenhouse, where she did tasks such as harvesting plants, planting seeds, feeding fish, and testing water quality. She also worked at the Aquaculture Production and Technologies Center, where she did tasks such as measuring fish, increasing salinity, transferring fish, dissecting fish, and performing water quality tests. She helped harvest lettuce from rock wool cubes in the aquaponics greenhouse. She also helped measure the nitrite in the water of the main aquaponics system by using the Nitrate Reagent Powder. She has learned different things, such as the importance of alkalinity and pH in a system. She has also learned all the steps for a successful aquaponics system and the best way to grow sustainably.

Photos by Charles Weibel

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Alex Kramer Defends Thesis

Alexander Kramer defended his thesis research on July 11, 2019 and now has a Master of Sciences in Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences. His major professor was Dr. Boris Gomelsky and also had Dr. Kirk Pomper as well as James Tidwell on his thesis committee.

Kramer is moving to Columbus, Ohio to begin working as a research assistant for Dr. Konrad Dabrowski. Kramer will be performing flow cytometry in order to determine ploidy, as well as histology in walleye, bighead carp, and cichlids. Kramer will start the Environment and Natural Resources, Doctor of Philosophy program at The Ohio State University in the spring semester.

Photo by Charles Weibel

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Dr. Andrew Ray Earns Promotion

Dr. Andrew Ray was promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure. His application was recommended by the Chair of the School, a committee in the College, the Dean, a University committee, the Provost, the President, and finally the Board of Regents. Dr. Ray began as an Assistant Professor at
KSU in September of 2014 and his promotion to Associate Professor was effective as of July 1, 2019.

Photo by Charles Weibel

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Saltwater Shrimp From A Landlocked State? How This Kentucky Farm Is Making It Happen.

At first glance, the Faul Family Riverside Farm in Sulphur, Kentucky, resembles any other, with long stretches of grass where cows, chicken and pigs graze. But beyond its barn and the idyllic country farmhouse is a building with two above-ground swimming pools, each holding about 5,000 saltwater shrimp.

Kentucky is a landlocked state far from any saltwater, yet the Faul farm is one of three that raise shrimp in the state — the others in Lexington and a small operation in Lawrenceburg.

The farm, co-managed by father-son pair Andre Faul Sr. and Andre Faul Jr., practices non-conventional farming, with shrimp being just one of its newest ventures. And even though it's a new part of their small 100-acre farm, they have already seen tons of success, with regular customers at both the La Grange and Bardstown Road farmers' markets and two Louisville restaurants, Harvest and Buck's Restaurant, that consistently buy and serve their product.

 

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Dr. Ken Semmens and James Brown Harvest Catfish Eggs

Dr. Semmens has been utilizing the large pond at the Kentucky State University Research Farm for a few projects. His graduate student, James Brown, will be starting his thesis research using this pond in the near future. They also have small plastic containers in the pond for catfish to reproduce.

During the Third Thursday event, Semmens and Brown checked the containers for fish eggs. Two of the containers had eggs for everyone to see. The eggs were removed and brought back to the hatchery where they will be hatched out. These fish will be used in research projects next year.

Photos by Charles Weibel

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Team Ray Harvest Shrimp Experiment

Dr. Ray's team harvested an experiment aimed at examining some home-made, low-cost salt formulations for growing marine shrimp. The team's research in this area indicates that the low-cost formulations can be just as effective, and less than half the price of brand name sea salt formulas. In the current study, the team was exploring whether trace amounts of full sea salt formulas are required for adequate shrimp production. This study resulted in consistently high shrimp biomass across all replicate tanks, and indicated that low-cost salt formulations can reduce production costs
significantly for shrimp farmers.

Photos by Charles Weibel

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Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky Collaborate on a USDA/NIFA Grant

Dr. Ken Semmens is working on a USDA/NIFA grant collaborating with engineering investigators at the University of Kentucky to evaluate and back-up power sources to move water through an in-pond raceway. The research will be conducted at the Kentucky State University Farm on Mills Lane. They are researching three different methods to move water through the raceways. One method uses a one horsepower blower that uses air to move water. There is also a 3/4 horsepower motor and propeller in a separate raceway. And also a slow rotation paddlewheel that uses 0.07 horsepower to move water will be evaluated.


The research will also evaluate power consumption, water flow, and back-up power supplies. This research will be James Brown's, from Kentucky State University, and Bo Smith from the University of Kentucky thesis research projects.

Photos by Charles Weibel

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Dr. Andrew Ray Visits South Korea

Dr. Ray traveled to South Korea as part of a project funded by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Korean Ministry of Fisheries Joint Project Agreement Program. This project funds travel expenses for researchers from Korea and the US to visit the respective partner institutions to form collaborative relationships, and funds some research initiatives at the partner institutions. On his trip, Dr. Ray met with members of the Ministry of Fisheries, toured their research facilities, toured shrimp and flounder farms, and learned about the robust Korean aquaculture industry.

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AgDiscovery Students Visit the Aquaculture Research Center and Gain Hands on Experiences

AgDiscovery is a summer outreach program designed to help teenagers explore careers in plant and animal science, wildlife management, agribusiness, and much more! The program allows students to live on a college campus and learn about agriculture from university professors, scientists, and administrative professionals who work for the United States Government in a variety of fields.

They study the life cycles and habits of insects (entomologists); research microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses (biotechnologists); examine cells and tissues under a microscope to identify diseases (plant pathologists); work to conserve and manage wild animals and their habitats (wildlife biologists); carry out animal health programs (veterinarians); provide education on the humane care and treatment of animals (veterinarians and animal care inspectors); and manage the business aspects of protecting plants and animals (agribusiness).

Photos by Charles Weibel

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Dr. Dasgupta and Richard Bryant Publish Marketing Research in the Journal of the NACAA

Restaurants are increasingly featuring locally grown food. While locally grown vegetables and meat seem to be popular, locally grown fish could be another product option. This paper presents data related to the marketing of locally grown fish to independent restaurants in Kentucky and Ohio. The results show that restaurants are interested in several types of locally-grown fish; however, their top choices were trout, hybrid striped bass, and catfish. Using the restaurants' stated willingness to pay as a guide, the sales of whole trout and catfish fillets could be profitable for local, small-scale farmers.

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Team Ray Attends The 2019 RASTech Conference In Washington, DC

Andrew Ray, Leo Fleckenstein, and Tom Tierney attended the 2019 RASTech Conference in Washington DC. The conference focused exclusively on issues relating to recirculating aquaculture systems.

Dr. Ray chaired the Shrimp Production in RAS Session and gave a presentation in that session, Mr. Fleckenstein and Mr. Tierney also gave presentations in the session.

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Ready to Open the World's "Most Advanced" Salmon Facility

After just over 12 months of construction, Benchmark's new facility, SalmoBreed Salten, will open its doors to visitors. The site has the capacity to produce 150 million eggs annually – which are capable of growing into approximately half a million tonnes of harvested salmon. Located in northern Norway, it is designed to hold stock from egg to broodfish, resulting in the highest standards of biosecurity in the industry.

Jan-Emil Johannessen, head of Benchmark Genetics, commented: "The opening of our new facility in Salten is a very important milestone for Benchmark which will allow us to capitalise on our leading market position in salmon genetics and the favourable long-term market trends in the industry". "Producing on land means that we are in complete control of the spawning season and thereby able to supply our customers with high-quality salmon eggs every week of the year, produced in an environment with the highest standards of biosecurity."

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It's Time To Be Honest About Seafood

Demand for seafood is increasing across the globe, and the United States is no exception. Aquaculture, or aquatic farming, is increasingly meeting this demand and now supplies just over 50 percent of all seafood globally. In fact, it has been one of the world’s fastest growing food sectors for years.

The U.S. is the largest importer of seafood in the world, and some of Americans’ favorites—including shrimp, salmon and tilapia—are predominantly farmed these days. Yet, we contribute less than 1 percentof the world’s total aquaculture production. This means we rely heavily on other countries to satisfy our appetites for seafood.

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The World's Rivers are Contaminated with Antibiotics, New Study Shows - CNN

(CNN)The world's rivers are widely contaminated with antibiotics, according to a new global study, the first of its kind. 

Researchers from the University of York in the UK analyzed samples from rivers in 72 countries and found that antibiotics were present in 65% of them.
Dangerous levels of contamination were most frequently found in Asia and Africa, the team said, with sites in Bangladesh, Kenya, Ghana, Pakistan and Nigeria exceeding safe levels by the greatest degree. 
The worst case was found at a site in Bangladesh, where concentrations of the drug Metronidazole -- which is used to treat bacterial infections, including skin and mouth infections -- exceeded safe levels by up to 300 times. 
Safe levels can range from 20,000 to 32,000 nanograms per liter (ng/l), depending on the antibiotic, according to new guidelines established by the AMR Industry Alliance,a coalition of biotech, diagnostics and pharmaceutical companiesset up to provide sustainable solutions to curb antimicrobial resistance.

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Dr. James Tidwell Addresses the United Nations Association

Dr. James Tidwell addresses the United Nations Association on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Paul Sawyier Public Library. His talk will focus attention on the important role of aquaculture in providing future food supplies. The Frankfort Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA will sponsor a program on Monday, May 20, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library's Community Room at 6:30 p.m. in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Dr. Jim Tidwell, Chair of the School of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences at Kentucky State University, will discuss " Aquaculture: Feeding the Future." The program is free, and the public is invited to attend.

"Given that most wild fish populations have been fully exploited or even depleted, while human populations continue to grow, aquaculture is becoming increasingly important in providing healthy protein to an ever-increasing world population," said Dr. Jim Tidwell. "Additionally, fish are inherently more efficient than land-animals, allowing better utilization of finite resources.

Photo by Charles Weibel

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Dr. Noel D. Novelo Joins Faculty of KSU's Aquaculture Program of Distinction

Dr. Noel Novelo is a Kentucky State University alumni. He completed the KSU Master's Degree in the School of Public Administration (2001), and the KSU Master of Science Degree in Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences (2008). Dr. Boris Gomelsky was his mentor and major advisor during his graduate studies at KSU's Aquaculture Program of Distinction. He became a doctoral candidate at Louisiana State University under the mentorship of Dr. Terrence R. Tiersch after his studies at KSU; he completed Louisiana State University's PhD. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, specializing in Aquaculture Reproduction and Genetics (2014); and, he continued as a post-doctoral researcher at LSU in channel catfish reproduction.

Dr. Novelo was employed at KSU as a Research Associate in 2016 with 100% research responsibilities. This research was on the use of crossbreeding and genetic sex regulation for identification and development of a fast-growing Nile Tilapia cross. The genetic gains in growth performance identified through this tilapia research, and the use of Nile tilapia as an alternative species, contribute to diversification efforts in Kentucky aquaculture and improvement of tilapia production in the USA.

Dr. Novelo currently holds a new position at KSU as Assistant Professor of Aquaculture with Extension and Research responsibilities. He will serve as a State Extension Specialist in Aquaculture, and he will conduct research in fish genetics with a range of fish species.

Photo by Charles Weibel

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U.S. Kids Aren't Eating Enough Seafood, Study Says; Here's How To Add More

(CNN) The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

The report, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, explores both the health benefits and the risks associated with eating what once swam in the sea while informing parents of the safest, most sustainable choices for their children.

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Dr. Andrew Ray Publishes SRAC Publication on Indoor Marine Shrimp Farming

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SRAC Publication No. 2602

 

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Lawrenceburg Kentucky Farmer Is Growing Shrimp Indoors

On April 22, Brandon Yocum stocked shrimp in his tanks for the first time. Mr. Yocum is a local farmer from Lawrenceburg, KY, and has spent the last several months setting up his indoor shrimp systems with the help of Dr. Andrew Ray's lab from the KSU Aquaculture program.

Mr. Yocum is also the recipient of a KSU Small Farm Grant and used the funding to purchase the materials to build his shrimp tanks. Mr. Yocum's initial production goals are 100 pounds of shrimp produced per month with plans to expand to 400 pounds a month.

 

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Meet the Author: Largemouth Bass Aquaculture

Jim Tidwell, author of the book Largemouth Bass Aquaculture, which is published by 5m books in April, explains the appeal of a species whose growth is taking off both in China and the US.

Click the link for full article:

https://thefishsite.com/articles/meet-the-author-largemouth-bass-aquaculture


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Dr. James Tidwell Received A Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. James Tidwell received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Aquaculture 2019 Triennial meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Triennial meeting is the largest aquaculture conference and trade show in the world with nearly 4,000 attendees from more than 90 countries.


Dr. Tidwell started his career at Kentucky State University on August 1, 1987. He was instrumental in starting the Aquaculture Graduate Program in 1999 and making the program one of the top-five aquaculture programs in the United States.

His leadership and knowledge have helped the growth of aquaculture in Kentucky, the United States and beyond. Congratulations Dr. James Tidwell!

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Dr. Andrew Ray Publishes Article in the February-March Issue of Aquaculture Magazine

"Small-Scale, Year-Round Shrimp Farming In Temperate Climates," was published by Dr. Andrew Ray and Mr. Robert Rode in this month's issue of Aquaculture Magazine.

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Washington State University's School of Food Science Center for Advanced Food Technology is Offering a Series of Online Seafood Science Courses

The Washington State University's School of Food Science Center for Advanced Food Technology is conducting a series of online seafood science courses available to the public.

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Kentucky Is King Of American Caviar

 

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http://wbkr.com/kentucky-is-king-of-american-caviar/?fbclid=IwAR2EAL9zoSLMqRfrfC8AmHXBasqYq0IxH201DKmGKuAISbGBMTeGfZiXQmc

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Graduate Assistanceships for Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences

A limited number of graduate research assistantships are available for qualified, full-time, thesis-track Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences students. Assistantships are typically funded through grants from state and federal agencies and are awarded only after a student has been academically accepted into the program. Additionally, a student should be able to verify that academic aid is essential to engage in graduate studies and that they are academically deserving. Academic acceptance does not guarantee an assistantship will be available. Students granted graduate assistantships are required to assist with activities relevant to the grant objectives for 20 hours per week while attending classes and full-time during the summer term. Compensation package includes a competitive stipend, opportunities to travel to and present research at professional meetings, and engage in a range of hands-on learning opportunities. Research areas include:  Production Systems, Extension Activities, Recirculating Systems, Aquatic Diseases, Aquaponics, Nutrition, Genetics, Economics, and Marketing

You can find out much of what you need to know about our research and academic programs by visiting our website at:
http://www.ksuaquaculture.org/

Application procedures for graduate studies and required forms are available at:
http://kysu.edu/academ…/graduate-studies/graduate-admission/

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Dr. Andrew Ray, Leo Fleckenstein, and Thomas Tierney Publish Paper in the Journal Aquaculture

The Ray Lab published a new paper in the Journal Aquaculture, with Leo Fleckenstein as the lead author. The paper describes a study that examined the effects of LED lights on recirculating shrimp aquaculture systems. The team found that shrimp grew significantly faster when systems were exposed to 24 hours of light per day.

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Dr. Jim Tidwell Discusses the Role Aquaculture Will Play in the Future on Global Connection Television

Dr. Jim Tidwell, Kentucky State University's Division of Aquaculture Chair, discusses the role that aquaculture will play in the future in providing food supplies, given that the oceans are overfished and the population is expanding dramatically. October 27, 2018

Click the link below to view the interview!

http://globalconnectionstelevision.com/video-gallery/2018/11/12/dr-jim-tidwell?fbclid=IwAR2GJ-QZpfhez8FLH9DsU0uGTRHuIp2HFibNplftUEW6g_mJqQI1yo8QHn0



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Presentations (Video and pdf.) from the Indoor Shrimp Farming Workshop held on September 14-15, 2018 for Download

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Below are video and pdf. presentations from the September Indoor Shrimp Farming Workshop held at Kentucky State University. These presentations are available for download. Audio versions of the presentations are linked to our YouTube channel. The links for each presentation are listed below their title and the link listed below goes to the main Kentucky State Universtity Aquaculture YouTube channel. All Indoor Shrimp Farming Workshop Audio presentation can be found by selecting the playlist.

Kentucky State University Aquaculture YouTube Channel

"Small Farmers Opportunities for Direct Marketing to Consumers & Retailers in Kentucky" - Angela Caporelli

Click Here For Audio Presentation: Angela Caporelli

"Biosecurity & Health in US Indoor Shrimp Farming" - Arun K. Dhar, Ph.D.

Click Here For Audio Presentation: Arun K. Dhar, Ph.D.

"Perspectives on Intensive, Marine Shrimp Production Using Minimal-Exchange Indoor Systems" - Douglas H. Ernst, Ph.D.

Click Here For Audio Presentation: Douglas H. Ernst, Ph.D.

"U.S. Perspectives on Postlarval Quality and Availability" - Eduardo Figueras & Lorenzo Juarez

Click Here For Audio Presentation: Eduardo Figueras & Lorenzo Juarez

"U.S. Shrimp Aquaculture in Global Perspective" - Darryl E. Jory

Click Here For Audio Presentation: Darryl E. Jory

"System Engineering and Facilities Design" - Ron Malone, Ph.D.

Click Here For Audio Presentation: Ron Malone, Ph.D.

"Indoor Shrimp Production: Economics & Marketing" - Kwamena Quagrainie, Ph.D.

Click Here For Audio Presentation: Kwamena Quagrainie, Ph.D.

"Introduction to Indoor Shrimp Farming and KSU Aquaculture" - Andrew Ray, Ph.D.

Click Here For Audio Presentation: Andrew Ray, Ph.D.

"Mineral Balance and Shrimp Performance" - Luke A. Roy, D. Allen Davis, and G.A.H.S. Chathuranga

Click Here For Audio Presentation: Luke A. Roy, D. Allen Davis, and G.A.H.S. Chathuranga

"Management of Indoor Shrimp Culture in Biofloc Base Systems" - Tzachi M. Samocha

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"European Shrimp RAS Systems and Management Strategies" - Bert Wecker

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"Practical Experiences in Marketing Shrimp in the US" - Robin Pearl

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"Optimizing Feed Programs for Profitability" - Craig L. Browdy

Click Here For Audio Presentation: Craig L. Browdy

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Dr. Andrew Ray and Mr. Leo Fleckenstein Help Co-Author Publication

This paper examined two methods of stunning in three model crustaceans. Stunning is used to reduce sensory perception prior to euthanizing animals. This is especially important in places such as Europe where some markets require that animals are electrocuted prior to slaughter to prevent pain in the animal. However, this paper found that electrocution only paralyzed the three species (blue crab, red swamp crayfish, and Pacific white shrimp); the heart rate was decreased temporarily, then increased but was irregular. Immersion in an ice slurry below 4 degrees C resulted in sedation within seconds for shrimp and crayfish, but not crabs. The ice slurry stopped the shrimp heart the quickest, indicating that an ice slurry may be the most humane method of stunning these animals.

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Dr. Andrew Ray and Leo Fleckenstein Help Co-Author Publication

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Team Ray Publishes Two Part Series in the Journal of Aquaculture Engineering

Tom Tierney and Leo Fleckenstein published a two part series in the Journal of Aquacultual Engineering. Both papers looked at the effect of various RAS filtration systems on water quality and animal production metrics. Tom's paper examined those effects on shrimp and included a survey of stable isotope dynamics among the animals, while Leo's paper examined the impacts of the filtration techniques on juvenile tilapia. Both papers explore ways that farmers can produce fresh seafood year-round without much water use, thereby helping to facilitate sustainable food production.

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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018

UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

'The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018' is the title of a report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which found that "... global fish production will continue to expand over the next decade even though the amount of fish being captured in the wild has leveled off and aquaculture's previously explosive growth is now slowing ... [The] report projects that by 2030 combined production from capture fisheries and aquaculture will grow to 201 million tonnes ... That's an 18 percent increase over the current production level of 171 million tonnes ... In 2016, production from aquaculture reached 80 million tonnes, ... providing 53 percent of all fish consumed by humans as food ... Some 59.9 percent of the major commercial fish species that FAO monitors are now being fished at biologically sustainable levels, while 33.1 percent are being fished at biologically unsustainable levels ... The other 7 percent are underfished ..."

The title of the July 9, 2018 FAO News Article is "Is the planet approaching "peak fish"? Not so fast, study says; Significant production increases foreseen over coming decade - Sector faces major challenges"

July 9, 2018 FAO News Article

Web site: The July 9, 2018 FAO News Article is posted at

http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1144274/icode/

FAO's "The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018" report is available at

http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/I9540EN

* Specifically at
http://www.fao.org/3/i9540EN/i9540en.pdf

* An Executive Summary is posted at

http://www.fao.org/3/ca0191en/CA0191EN.pdf

Information about the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department is available at

http://www.fao.org/fishery/en

Contacts with the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department are listed at

http://www.fao.org/fishery/about/organigram/en#Org-Contacts

 

 

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Kentucky State University's Aquaculture Program Featured on KET's Kentucky Life

 

 

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Kentucky State University Students, Researchers Bring Shrimp From The Blue Sea To The Bluegrass

WDRB 41 Louisville News 

Click the Link Below to Read the Full Article by Jessica Bard

http://www.wdrb.com/story/36864568/kentucky-state-university-students-researchers-bring-shrimp-from-the-blue-sea-to-the-bluegrass

 

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U.S. Farm-Raised Fish and Shellfish Publications Available for Education and Promotion

U.S. Farm-Raised Fish and Shellfish Publications
Available for Education and Promotion
The National Aquaculture Association (NAA) has developed a variety of fact-based, high-quality, full-color and reader-friendly brochures. These publications communicate to consumers, buyers, chefs or health care professionals the quality, value and wholesomeness of U.S. farm-raised fish and shellfish as well as the federal and state regulations that govern production, handling and processing.

Locally Farmed Seafood: Safe & Sustainable encourages consumers to buy locally farmed fish and shellfish for their safe, wholesome and nutritious benefits, environmental sustainability, and the positive impact on local economies.

U.S. Farm-Raised Seafood and Food Safety describes non-voluntary and voluntary federal and state food inspection and safety programs and the incredible nutritional values of farm-raised fish and shellfish.

U.S. Farm-Raised Fish and Shellfish Q&A answers commonly asked water quality, sustainability, drug and chemical use, diet and food safety questions with science and regulatory facts.

U.S. Farm-Raised Fish and Shellfish for a Healthier & Happier Life provides in-depth nutritional information for children, teens and adults as well as the health benefits of consuming fish and shellfish during pregnancy. The facts concerning Omega-3 fatty acids, mercury and PCBs are also presented.

United States Aquaculture: Fact & Fiction corrects erroneous perceptions concerning fishmeal, food safety, drug and chemical use, Omega-3 fatty acids, mercury, environmental effects, sustainability, PCBs, and eco-labels.

Farm-Raised in the USA is a poster 34 fish and shellfish farmed in the United States. Each species is depicted in full-color and identified by market, scientific and common name.

Each of these attractive, educational publications can be previewed at: http://thenaa.net/publications. Call or email the NAA office at 850-216-2400 or naa@thenaa.net to order copies for public or promotional events, buyer meetings, or mail-outs.

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2016 Aquaculture Webinar Series Available

The U.S. Aquaculture Society (USAS), North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) and National Aquaculture Association (NAA) produced an aquaculture webinar series during 2016 that features 14 current and timely aquaculture topics presented by knowledgeable speakers. The webinars were:

  • Aquaponics - How to do it yourself!
  • Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes
  • Labeling Requirements for Siluriformes Fish and Fish Products
  • What You Need to Know About Biosecurity
  • How to Design Your Biosecurity Plan
  • Recreational Fish Pond Management
  • The HACCP Approach to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species by Aquaculture and Baitfish Operations
  • U.S. Farm-Raised Finfish and Shellfish 101
  • Regulatory Costs of U.S. Aquaculture Businesses
  • Branding Opportunities for Oyster Farmers
  • Seafood in the Diet: Benefits and Risks - Farm-Raised and Wild
  • Use of Veterinary Feed Directive Drugs in Aquaculture
  • Social Media: An Introduction for Successful Use
  • Fish Health: What You Need to Know as an Aquaculture Producer

To access these webinars, visit http://thenaa.net via your desktop computer or mobile device and select "Webinars" from the menu.

The NAA website is packed with information. Please explore NAA's webpages to find downloadable publications, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Kids Corner, recipes, video interviews describing aquaculture sustainability and the value and benefits of seafood to human health, and a wealth of additional information. If there is a topic that is missing, please contact the NAA office at 850-216-2400 or naa@thenaa.net.

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Certificate Degree in Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences

Certificate Degree in Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences

In the United States over 90% of the seafood consumed is imported. Aquaculture is now the world's leading provider of seafood and the fastest growing segment of world agriculture. The Division of Aquaculture is KSU's Program of Distinction and is highly regarded in both research and academics. KSU offers more online aquaculture courses than any university in the U.S. A Certificate Degree in Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences can be earned by completing 12 hrs of Aquaculture (AQU) courses, with a grade of "C" or better, within five years of beginning the initial course work. Courses can be online, classroom, or any combination. To enroll, students must first be admitted to the University on either a degree seeking or non-degree seeking basis. Work completed for the Certificate Degree may later be applied toward the Bachelor of Agriculture, Food, and Environment (AFE) degree.

Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences Certificate Program


The Certificate Degree in Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences will require a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work chosen by the student from the Division of Aquaculture offerings (AQU prefix). These can either be classroom or online classes. Only classes in which students receive a "C" or better will count toward the Certificate Degree. These classes can also count toward the Aquaculture Systems option for the B.S. in Aquaculture, Food, and Environment (AFE) and/or the Aquaculture Minor should the student pursue a high degree.

Available Online Courses
To earn the Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences Certificate entirely online, you must complete four (Students choice) of the following online courses:


AQU 407: Fish Genetics

AQU 411: Fish Diseases

AQU 422: Principles of Aquaculture

AQU 427: Fish Reproduction & Spawning Techniques

AQU 451: Survey of Production Methods

AQU 452: Aquaponics

AQU 460: Water Quality Management

 

Click Here For The Full Brochure

 

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Foodchain Aquaponics

 

This video discusses aquaponics at Foodchain, a local business located in Lexington, KY.

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Constructing Fish Tanks in High Tunnel Greenhouses

 

This video was shot at the Kentucky State University High Tunnel Complex. High tunnels are relatively simple greenhouse structures commonly used to extend the growing season of crops. In this video Dr. Andrew Ray describes some large fish tanks that have been constructed with wooden frames and rubber liners. The fish tanks are being used to grow tilapia, with the goal of getting market-sized fish in one growing season in Kentucky. Time-lapse and underwater video footage help to illustrate Dr. Ray's points.

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Dr. Boris Gomelsky Publishes Video On Koi Breeding

 

 

Dr. Boris Gomelsky and KSU Aquaculture graduate students spawned koi in the hatchery this Spring. Video was recorded, edited and posted onto YouTube. This video demonstrates the process of koi artificial breeding and includes stripping of eggs and sperm from koi broodstock, and artificial fertilization of eggs. In order to remove adhesiveness, after fertilization eggs are placed in McDonald incubation jars where they are vigorously moved in water/milk suspension by air bubbles for 50-60 minutes. Then air flow is substituted with water flow for further incubation of eggs.

Video edited by Charles Weibel

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Scale-Transparency and Red-Eye Mutations in Koi

 

Dr. Boris Gomelsky, KSU Aquaculture Professor, describes two mutations in koi and demonstrates mutant fish from experimental progenies.

Video edited by Charles Weibel

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Growing Marine Shrimp in a Biofloc System

 

This video was shot during a harvest of the indoor marine shrimp production system at Kentucky State University's Aquaculture Research Center. Dr. Andrew Ray describes some of the benefits and concepts behind biofloc-based aquaculture. The video serves as an introduction to this relatively new and exciting topic which can be used to grow marine shrimp in practically any building, allowing fresh, whole, jumbo shrimp to be grown near and sold to a variety of inland markets.

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Dr. Jim Tidwell on GCTV with Bill Miller

 

Dr. Jim Tidwell, Chair of Kentucky State University's Division of Aquaculture and past-president of both the US Aquaculture Society and the World Aquaculture Society, discusses how to deal with dwindling fish supplies and overfishing.

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Aquaponics - An Integrated Fish and Plant Production System

 

 

 

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Alltech-KSU Research Alliance Focus on Aquaculture Sustainability

 

 

To learn more about aquaculture & agriculture sustainability and the research alliance between Alltech and Kentucky State University, click on the link below.

http://stories.alltech.com/sustainable-agriculture.html

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EVENTS

37th Meeting of Fish Feed and Nutrition Workshop

September 18-20, 2019

Auburn University

Click Here To Register

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Aquaponics Association 2019 Conference

September 20-22, 2019

Kentucky State University

Click Here To Register

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Aquaculture Online Courses

Pink Button Water Quality Management
Water chemistry as it relates to aquaculture and recreational pond management.

robert.durborow@kysu.edu
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Brown button Fish Reproduction & Spawning Techniques
This course includes recorded lectures and practical demonstration videos. Instructor: Dr. Boris Gomelsky
boris.gomelsky@kysu.edu
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Green ButtonFish Genetics
Emphasis is on practical applications in Aquaculture and Fisheries. Instructor: Dr. Boris Gomelsky boris.gomelsky@kysu.edu
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Blue ButtonPrinciples of Aquaculture
This Internet class features video lectures over PowerPoint slides. Instructor: Dr. Jim Tidwell james.tidwell@kysu.edu
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red button Fish Diseases
This course taught by Dr. Robert Durborow
robert.durborow@kysu.edu
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Yellow Button Survey of Production Methods
This Internet class features video lectures over PowerPoint slides. Instructor: Dr. Jim Tidwell james.tidwell@kysu.edu

 

 
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