Program Goals - West Virginia University

Report
2007 WV Aquaculture
Industry Update
W.Va. Aquaculture Forum
Ramada Plaza – Charleston, WV
January 19, 2007
2006 West Virginia Statistics
 2005 to 2006 there was a 12% increase in the
total value of trout (no eggs) produced in
W.Va. (from $1.8m to $2.0m)
 32 Fee Fishing Businesses
 29 operations sell Trout
 7 producers sell baitfish
 7 producers sell catfish
 8 fish processors have permits
Charles Town, W.Va.
Jefferson Co.
 Home of National Aquaculture Association
(NAA)
 Home of United States Trout Farmers
Association (USFTA)
 Home of Striped Bass Growers Association
(SBGA)
 Home of American Tilapia Association (ATA)
 111 W. Washington, Suite 1 Charles Town,
W. Va. 25414
Twin Fork Trout – Mercer Co.
 George and John Cottle
– Princeton
 Recreational Market
 Improved Stream
Fishing
 30+ years of fish farming
Elk Springs Fly Shop & Outfitters
 Daron and Lisa Dale Dean – Monterville
 Guide Service, Orvis Authorized Fly Shop,
Accommodations
 www.elkspringsflyshop.com 877 Elk Springs
2007
Mountain State Arts and
Crafts Festival
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July 2007
Cedar Lakes
Fish Rodeo
Tagged Hybrid Bluegill
Prizes donated by area
vendors
WV Aqua LLC
Mingo and Logan Counties
New management in 2008
Arctic Char egg incubators
Secondary Aquaculture
Education in WV
 There are about 38 high schools or
technical centers in West Virginia that
offer aquaculture educational
programs.
 Provides “Hands-on” instruction
 Made possible with partnerships,
private foundations, and money from
the W.Va. legislature.
Lincoln County High School
New Aquaculture Lab
Greenhouse for nutrient removal
Egg hatching jars
Cheat River Stocking
Trout for Cheat Inc.
304-329-1784
Help from ChalleNGe Acadamy
Using fish from Greer Inc. in Hardy Co. .
Trout Lodge and Angler’s Resort
-New Owner
-Processing Expanded
-Covered Tanks
-Improved production to
about $250K
-historic low flows
-2008 plans for LHO
Mountaineer Trout Farm, LLC
Utilizing the old Lillybrook Trout Farm site
New concrete raceways
Improved production
NPDES permit is under review for approval
Rainbowhead Farms
Harrison, County
Pond construction continues
- Harrison Co.
Allegheny Aquaculture, LLC
Boone Co.
New concrete raceways
- Boone Co.
Boiling Springs
Now has 14 ponds
Plans to open for business
in May 2008
April 2007 flood damage has been
repaired
Contact: Darrel
[email protected]
Center for Sustainable Resources
Kanawha Co.
Spawned Koi.
Adding small ponds
Increasing fingerling
bluegill production
Expects bumper crop in 2008
Indian Lake Fisheries
Kanawha Co.
Jeff Tincher – Elkview
Chris Veltri
Fee Fishing Operation
Supplier of Trout and
Catfish
 Capability to haul large
amounts of fish
 Looking for ways to
diversify
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Other Happenings
 VHS outbreak in the Great Lakes. APHIS makes
an emergency rule.
 Baitfish prices rise dramatically due to APHIS rule
 Increased need for improving WV aquatic animal
health policy.
– WV Division of Natural Resources
– WV Department of Agriculture
 State Department of Agriculture – Develop
capacity for testing for specific pathogens, and
certification.
 No Progress on Helmick’s fish stocking initiative.
Helmick’s Fish Stocking Initiative
 Promote economic development by enhancing
recreation and tourism
 Stock public water with fish that are grown on
private fish farms.
 Local organization responsible for purchasing
the fish, securing necessary permits, and
supplying labor to stock the fish.
 Big streams, big trout.
 Technical Committee created, but neither
Tourism nor Econ Development have agreed to
administer the program. No funds have been
allocated at this time.
Treatment updates
MAJOR AQUACULTURE DRUG APPROVAL FOR AQUAFLOR®
FLORFENICOL (AQUAFLOR®) WAS APPROVED IN THE
UNITED STATES FOR CONTROL OF MORTALITY IN
FRESHWATER-REARED SALMONIDS DUE TO
FURUNCULOSIS ASSOCIATED WITH AEROMONAS
SALMONICIDA
(OCTOBER 26, 2007)
The first antimicrobial approved for controlling mortality due to furunculosis
outbreaks in 20 years .
The third label claim approved for Aquaflor®, the first new antimicrobial
approved
for aquatic species in more than two decades.
For more information:
www.fda.gov/cvm/CVM_Updates/AquaflorUpdate.htm
Bluefield State College
Mercer Co.
The two year Aquaculture degree program at
Bluefield State has a new crop of students.
G. K. Udayakumar (“Kumar”) Aquaculture
program instructor has placed students into
internships at farms.
Contact: [email protected]
WVU offers an Aquaculture Management class
in the Fall semester that focuses on pond
management and production.
Trout School
Reymann Memorial Farm
October, 2007
Butterfly fillet demonstration
Trout School
Reymann Memorial Farm
October, 2007
Dr. Todd West: Showing and Telling
Allegheny Aquaculture Trout Farm - Boone Co.
WVU demonstrating new type of HDPE plastic tank.
Using RDSS software as an aid
in management for predicting
production.
West Virginia Fish Wagon
Providing WV raised fish to healthy consumers
Live fish sales at Morgantown business…..mixed results,
need better holding system and capacity to dress the fish
Additions
 Garrett Persinger, Mercer County, built 2
ponds in 2007
 7900 grass carp permitted for WV
 DNR production numbers
 Measure to change classification of fish
manure so it is not classified as industrial
waste fails.
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Fish wagon utilized by Bill Grantham and his church
at 5 events including Charleston Heritage Days and Middleway Day.
In our newsletter we had an article on the following:
35% PEROX-AID®, Major Aquaculture Drug, Approved
WVAA
President - Jonathan Browning
Vice President - Paul Richards
Secretary - Rob Nichols
Treasurer - Ken Semmens
Jody Ours, Mike Nardella, and John Cottle members of the board in 2007.
NRAC representative
- Technical representative- Ken Semmens
- Industry Representative - Jake Musik

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