With a focus on “Aqua-Foods Production for the Individual”, Virginia State University’s three-day Fish School begins Wednesday, July 8, and runs through Friday, July...

With a focus on “Aqua-Foods Production for the Individual”, Virginia State University’s three-day Fish School begins Wednesday, July 8, and runs through Friday, July 10.  Free and open to the public, the school is designed for anyone interested in growing freshwater fish or shrimp for fun or profit.

Morning discussions will feature lectures followed by hands-on group afternoon activities.  Day one topics include fish and freshwater shrimp production, nutrition and water quality.

The second session will focus on farm pond management and cage culture.  Greenhouse production systems and aquaponics will be covered during the final session.

Participants may register for the entire three days or for single sessions of interest.  To register or for more information, call VSU’s Aquaculture Office at (804) 524-5496 or email Dr. Brian Nerrie, aquaculture extension specialist, at bnerrie@vsu.edu.

Anyone needing special services or accommodations should call Klingman in advance or call the TDD line at 800-828-1120.