Kentucky’s “Aquaculture Educator” works with K-12 teachers across the state, assisting teachers in:

  • Providing students with a greater awareness and understanding of aquaculture,
  • Motivating students to learn and improve math and science skills through an applied “problem-based” approach, and
  • Exploring with students the potential of aquaculture as a profitable agricultural activity in Kentucky.

Aquaculture School Activities Expanding

Teaching aquaculture courses, and development of experiential learning activities in aquaculture, have been rapidly developing at the secondary school level. Scattered over different regions of the Commonwealth, 47 high schools and vo-ag programs currently have aquaculture activities. These efforts are extremely important for increasing awareness of aquaculture among young Kentuckians while their minds are still open to new enterprises.


Aquaculture Education Teaching Resources & Instructional Materials

Aquaculture Instructional Materials currently available from the National Council for Agricultural Education

  • Aquaculture Curriculum Guide (5 module set)
    • Series of 13 “How To” aquaculture instructional guides
    • “Tilapia, Reproduction and Growth in Educational Environments”
    • “Aquatic Resources: Awareness, Understanding and Uses for Educational Purposes”
    • “Aquaculture Education, Electronic Instructional Library” (a CD ROM containing all aquaculture instructional materials developed by The Council)
  • Contact: National Council for Agricultural Education, 1410 King St., Suite 400, Alexandria, Va. 22314
  • Phone: (800) 772-0939
  • Fax: (703) 838-5888

Aquaculture Science, 2nd Ed. by Rick Parker

  • Contact: Delmar/Thomson Learning, 3 Columbia Circle, P.O. Box 15015, Albany, Ny. 12212-5015
  • Phone: (800) 730-2214
  • Fax: (800) 730-2215

Aquaculture: An Introduction, by J. Lee and M. New

  • Contact: Interstate Publishers, Inc., 510 Vermillion St., P.O. Box 50, Danville, Il. 61834-0050
  • Phone: (800) 843-4774
  • Fax: (217) 446-9706

Aquaculture, by Susan S. Walker

  • Contact: Multistate Academic and Vocational Curriculum Consortium, 1500 West Seventh Ave., Stillwater, Ok 74074
  • Phone: (800) 654-3988

Recirculating Aquaculture Set-Up Chronological Assistance Letter (RASCAL’s)

  • Contact: New England Board of Higher Education, 45 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111

Aquaculture Teaching Module

  • Contact: Applied Technologies, P.O. Box 1419, Calhoun, GA 30703
  • Phone: (800) 334-4943
  • Fax: (706) 629-6761

Aquaculture Education Teacher Reference Manuals

  • Contact: Freshwater Institute, P.O. Box 1889, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
  • Phone: (304) 876-2815
  • Fax: (304) 870-2208

Aquaponics Curriculum

Further Reading

The following Internet addresses are useful for teachers and students of aquaculture:


Aquatic Resources Software

Getting Started in Freshwater Aquaculture. 1998. ISBN 0-931682-71-1.

  • By: LaDon Swann, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program, Purdue University, Department of Animal Sciences, West Lafayette, In. 47907-1026.
  • Phone: (765) 494-6264

SRAC Publications Collection – August 1998, Texas Agricultural Regional Extension Service.
Aquaculture Interactive – A Digital Aquaculture Textbook

Aquatic Systems Engineering. 1996. ISBN 1-888381-05-1

  • By: P.R. Escobal. Dimension Engineering Press, P.O. Box 2327, Oznard, Ca. 93034-2327.
  • Phone: (805) 487-2248
  • Fax: (805) 486-2491

Ponds

  • Via Oregon State University

Fishy 3.5

  • Mississippi State University,  Agricultural Economics Department, Box 9755, Mississippi State, Ms. 39762.
  • Phone: (601) 325-2750
  • Fax: (601) 325-8777

Aquatic Video Resources

Fish Health Management (5, 20 minute videos)

  • By: University of Florida, Hillsborough (FL) County Cooperative Extension Service, Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association and the Pet Care Trust

FTFFA

  • P.O. Box 1519, Winterhaven, Fl. 33882
  • Fax: (991) 299-5154

Major Aquaculture Suppliers (free catalogs*)

Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc.,

  • 1767 Benbow Court, Apopka, FL 32703
  • Phone: (877) 347-4788

AquaCenter, Inc.

  • 166 Seven Oaks Rd., Leland, MS 38756
  • Phone: (800) 748-8921

Aquaculture Supply, LCC

  • 668 Time Saver Ave., New Orleans, LA 70123
  • Phone: (504) 736-9360
  • Fax: (504) 736-9373

Southern Aquaculture Supply Company

  • P.O. Box 326, 931 Saint Mary’s St., Lake Village, AR 71653
  • Phone: (870) 265-3584
  • Fax: (870) 265-4146

Keeton Industries, Inc.

  • 300 Lincoln Ct., Fort Collings, CO 80524
  • Phone: (970) 493-4831
  • Fax: (970) 493-4921

Argent Laboratories

  • 8702 152nd Ave., N.E., Redmond, WA 98052
  • Phone: (800) 426-6258
  • Fax: (425) 885-2112

Aquaculture Society’s and Journals

Kentucky Aquaculture Association

  • 4954 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
  • Phone: (502) 564-9103
  • Basic membership: $50.00
  • Newsletter: KAA Newsletter (free w/membership) – Kentucky Fish Farming

World Aquaculture Society

  • 143 J M Parker Coliseum, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
  • Phone: (225) 388-3137
  • Fax: (225) 388-3493
  • Basic membership: $60.00
  • U.S. Chapter: $5.00
  • Magazine: World Aquaculture (free w/membership)

American Fisheries Society

  • 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 110, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Phone: (301) 897-8616 x218
  • Fax: (301) 897-8096
  • Basic membership: $76.00
  • Journal: North American Journal of Aquaculture: $33.00/yr.

Aquaculture Magazine*

  • With a 1 year subscription you will receive a “Buyers Guide,” a tremendous source for information on aquaculture suppliers, producers, research/extension/educational contacts, and technical support.
  • P.O. Box 2329, Asheville, NC 28802
  • Phone: (704) 254-7334

Aquaponics Journal

  • Nelson/Pade Multimedia, P.O. Box 1848, Mariposa, CA 95338
  • Phone: (209) 742-6869
  • Fax: (209) 742-4402