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More detailed information on culture of trout, catfish, hybrid striped bass, tilapia, crawfish, flounder and yellow perch
Contact information for county Extension Centers, Extension Aquaculture Specialists and Area Agents
Information on NC State's indoor recirculating aquaculture facilities
A wealth of information for people thinking about starting an aquaculture facility
Links to a large collection of additional information on aquaculture topics
Links to suppliers of aquaculture equipment, supplies, feed and fingerlings
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NCSU's Pond Management Extension website
NCSU's Wildlife Extension website
Publications and sources of information on aquatic weed identification and control methods
Information on NC State's Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences academic programs
Information on NC State's Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences academic programs A membership organization for NC's aquaculture producers

Before starting an aquaculture operation of your own, there are certain fundamental steps that should be taken:

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  1. Reviewing Individual Resources
  2. Reviewing Land
  3. Reviewing Employees
    • Who are they? Are they willing to work with this new venture? Salaries, benefits, etc.
  4. Evaluate Your Situation
  5. Contact the Appropriate People
  6. Draft a Sound Business Plan
  7. Marketing
  8. Evaluating Farm and Species Requirements

Be Sure to Check out the information on the NC State Fish Barn. It includes Operations Manuals, Layouts, and much more!

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