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A Basic Overview of Aquaculture

Are you considering aquaculture as a new business or as a way of diversifying your existing business? If the answer to this question is yes, then you should ask yourself, "How much do I really know about aquaculture?" There are many levels of knowledge of aquaculture - from the person who has many years experience in running a successful aquaculture operation, to the beginner who has an interest in, but really no knowledge of, what aquaculture is or involves.

Making Plans for Commercial Aquaculture in the North Central Region

Aquaculture is not a new concept. Japanese, Chinese, Romans, Egyptians, and Mayan Indians farmed fish for food and recreation prior to 2000 BC. Ponds were constructed and fish were raised much in the same manner as fish are raised today. In the North Central Region (NCR), aquaculture is a viable enterprise. Fish are produced for recreational stocking, food, or fee-fishing. This publication, Making Plans for Commercial Aquaculture in the North Central Region, will assist with questions and concerns on establishing a commercial fish culture enterprise.


This video explains why aeration is critical in aquaculture and aquaponics.

Biofilter Tank

This video explains how a biofilter works and why it is important.