Aquaculture Videos

Live feeding of yellow perch fry important for success in recirculating aquaculture. This video describes how to maintain rotifer and artemia to feed to fish fry.

This video describes the process needed for successfully feeding yellow perch fry in indoor aquaculture systems.

Intensive aquaculture systems require daily management. This video describes some best practices and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for indoor aquaculture. 

As Iowa farmers look to enter the aquaculture industry, it's important to look at market opportunities and trends. Chef Stew Hinerfeld with Greenbelt Bed and Breakfast, John Rohrs who serves as the Seafood Manager for PDI, Allen Pattillo who is the ISU Aquaculture Extension Specialist, and Dan Burden with ISU's Value Added Ag Extension, provide different perspectives on this hot topic.

Mark Nelson with Iowa's First shares his experiences with raising fish in Iowa, management techniques and lessons learned.

Brian Waddinham, Executive Director of the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers, gives an overview of the rules and regulations that apply to fish farms in the state.

Joe Sweeney with Buckeye Fish Company shares his experiences while putting up a brand-new fish farm in Iowa.

Steve Hart, Executive Director of the Soy Aquaculture Alliance, talks about one of the technical issues that applies to raising fish - feed.

In this video, Jesse Trushenski tackles some of the major issues related to sustainability in aquaculture, separating fact from fiction. Is aquaculture sustainable? Spoiler alert--it is!

Dr. Trushenski is an Associate Professor with the Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Joe Morris, the Director of the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, shares insight into the equipment and infrastructure needed to raise fish in Iowa.

ISU's Associate Dean for Extension John Lawrence and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey kicked off the 2014 Iowa Aquaculture Conference and shared their perspectives on the growing aquaculture industry in the state.

Chris Weeks, the Regional Aquaculture Extension Specialist for the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, shares an overview of the global aquaculture industry and what that means for Iowa farmers interested in raising fish.

With any new industry or business venture, there are inherent risks. Allen Patten with Farm Credit Services of America addresses the financial risks and challenges associated with getting started in the Iowa aquaculture industry.