Aquaculture refers to the breeding and raising of fish, shellfish and aquatic plants. Trout, prawns and catfish are the primary focus of production in Georgia.
Thanks to research focused on aquaculture from UGA Extension and the Aquaculture Unit of the animal and dairy science department, you can find resources related to fish production, management and health.
- Managing Fish Ponds During Drought (SB 49) Dry weather tests pond design limits for water retention, watershed area and depth. Without adequate rainfall, ponds and the property around them lose value and the pond owner can lose the fish or hav…
- Sport Fish Management in Ponds (B 732) Properly managed ponds supply an abundance of fish for recreation and nutrition. Stocking methods and catch rates are used to keep pond balance. Liming and fertilization recommendations for ponds in G…
- Managing Algal Blooms and the Potential for Algal Toxins in Pond Water (B 1445) Certain algae can cause serious problems when they become very abundant in drought, hot weather, unusual rainfall patterns, or after nutrient accumulation in pond water. Fortunately, most ponds do not…
- Pond Fertilization and Liming in Georgia (B 867) Proper fertilization and liming help maximize fish production in ponds. This publication describes how to effectively fertilize and apply lime to a pond for optimum fish production.
Aquaculture at UGA Fish farmers, students, and the general public can find information on fish culture, farm ponds, and aquatic plant management on this site.
Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.
Fisheries Management and Aquaculture A collection of useful links regarding pond management, population assessment, and various pond problems from Habersham County Extension.
Water at UGA The UGA Water website provides several measures that can be taken to reduce the effects of drought on fish ponds not designed for dry weather.
Impact Statements: Aquaculture Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices in this area.
UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science Learn more about the animal and dairy science department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
USDA Economic Research USDA site providing statistics on domestically grown catfish and trout, as well as on U.S. imports and exports of fish and shellfish that may be products of aquaculture, such as salmon, shrimp, and oysters.
Aquaculture Regulations in Georgia (GA DNR) An overview of Georgia aquaculture regulations.
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (Mississippi State University) Provides organizational information, directories, manuals and forms, projects, progress reports, fact sheets, research publications, and other useful links.
Pond Water Farms ponds may be convenient, but they aren't the best source of water for livestock.
Farmgate Value Report UGA's annual county-by-county survey allows the public and policy makers to get a clear picture of Georgia's agricultural value.
Pond Management Class will cover water testing, weed control, fertilization and more.
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Displaying farm gate values for 2019. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.