Iowa Aquaculture Conference

The forecast for global seafood demand suggests Iowa’s fish and shrimp farmers can expect substantial growth and market development in the aquaculture industry.

By 2030, global seafood consumption will increase by 100-170 billion pounds, and nearly two-thirds will be farm raised instead of wild caught said experts at the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) 2017 Aquaculture Conference.

Because aquaculture is still an emerging livestock industry in Iowa, producers face many start-up challenges including access to feed, processing capacity and regulatory hurdles. The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers provides services that can help farmers understand the rules that apply to their fish or shrimp farm – all at no cost and completely confidential.

 

2019 Aquaculture Conference

 

Over 125 people attended the 2019 Aquaculture Conference in Ames, Iowa, on March 22-23! A dynamic group of speakers presented valuable information on business planning, best management practices for aquaculture, midwest pond production systems, markets, rules and regulations, and much more!

This program is brought to you by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, The Ohio State University, University of Minnesota and Iowa State University.

This conference and workshop are supported by grant No. 2014-38500-22138 through NCRAC and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded to The Ohio State University and University of Minnesota.

Iowa Aquaculture Conference Presentations

Day 1

 

Session 1

 

Day 1 – Session 1 from ISUCALS on Vimeo.

30 Years of Observing Iowa’s Aquaculture Industry
Joe Morris – Iowa State University
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Intensifying Pond Production Systems in the Midwest
Matt Smith – The Ohio State University
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Best Management Practices for Aquaculture
Joe Morris – Iowa State University
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Session 2

 

Day 1 – Session 2 from ISUCALS on Vimeo.

Rules & Regulations Update
Brian Waddingham – Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
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Regulations for the Food Fish Market
Scott Platt – Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals
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Role of Markets
Brian Tapp – Iowa State University
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Session 3

 

Day 1 – Session 3 from ISUCALS on Vimeo.

The Business of Aquaculture
Carole Engle – Engle-Stone Aquatic$, LLC.
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Day 2

 

Session 1

 

Day 2 – Session 1 from ISUCALS on Vimeo.

Session 2

 

Day 2 – Session 2 from ISUCALS on Vimeo.

Session 3

 

Day 2 – Session 3 from ISUCALS on Vimeo.

Session 4

 

Day 2 – Session 4 from ISUCALS on Vimeo.

Introduction to Aquaculture
Joe Morris, Iowa State University
Everything you wanted to know about aquaculture, but were afraid to ask.
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The Business of Aquaculture
Carole Engle, Engle-Stone Aquatic$, LLC
Find out what the keys to economic success are in fish and shrimp production.
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Shrimp Production
Luke Roy, Auburn University
The history of shrimp production and tips for producers using bioflock.
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Best Management Practices for Aquaculture
Joe Morris, Iowa State University
BMP’s for fish and shrimp farmers using recirculating systems.
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Water Quality for Fish Farmers
Matt Smith, Ohio State University
Water quality challenges in recirculating systems and how to overcome them.
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Rules and Regulations Update
Brian Waddingham, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
Overview of the environmental rules and regulations that must be considered when starting a fish or shrimp farm.
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Permitting Aquaculture Facilities
Alan Johnson, Iowa DNR
An explanation of the permits needed to raise and sell fish and shrimp in Iowa.
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Fish Health
Alex Primus, University of Minnesota
Learn about the Pillars of Fish Health and the diseases, bacteria and viruses fish are susceptible to.
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The Power of Strong State Aquaculture Associations
Carole Engle, Engle-Stone Aquatic$, LLC
Why Iowa needs a strong Aquaculture Association and success stories from other states.
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National Aquaculture Association Update
Paul Zajicek, NAA Executive Director
What the NAA does for fish and shrimp farmers and why it’s important to be a member.
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Farmer Panel
Joe Sweeney, Eagles Catch
Julie Tegland, J & J Dry Dock Shrimp
Matt Clarken, VeroBlue Farms
Myron Kloubec, Kloubec Koi Farm
Fish and shrimp farmers share their experiences and offer insights on what they have learned.

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