Dr. Bill Wurts

Dr. Bill Wurts


  • Ph.D., 1987. Texas A&M University. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, aquaculture and applied physiology.
  • M. Ag., 1981. Texas A&M University. Fisheries Science, aquaculture.
  • Medical Science, 1975-1978. University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School.
  • Graduate courses (68 hours) — physiology, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, cell biology, immunology, anatomy and genetics.
  • B.A., 1975. University of Texas at Austin. Biology major/chemistry minor. Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.

Areas of Specialization

Aquaculture, applied physiology, aquatic biochemistry/chemistry, production biology and nutrition.

Program Emphasis

Public and professional education, consultation, and technical advice about: general aquaculture, small-scale and sustainable aquaculture, farm and recreational fish pond management, natural resource (aquatic environment) education, and industry and market development. Programs are conducted in close association with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and through County Extension Agents.


Online Literature

Aquaculture Fact Sheets

  • SRAC Publications from the Southern Regional Aquaculture Center/ Texas A&M University


State Specialist for Aquaculture

Cooperative Extension Program
Kentucky State University
UK Research and Education Center
P.O. Box 469 / 1205 Hopkinsville Street
Princeton, Ky. 42445-0469