Dig Deeper: SARE Database

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Aquaculture: Southern Region Resources in Aquaponics, Alternative Fish Farming, and Aquatic Products

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Dig deeper in aquaculture and aquaponics, alternative fish farming and value-added products with these related SARE-funded research projects. These projects, including aquaculture production, aquaponics, fish health, and value-added products, are just a sampling of the 5,000-plus sustainable agriculture projects available in the SARE Projects Database. The database covers a wide range of sustainable ag topics across the national SARE program. Search the database for more information.

Aquaculture Production

Shrimp Polyculture in Existing Farms (Kentucky, 1994)

Enhancing Farmers’ Income through Polyculture of Paddlefish with Catfish in the Southern Region (Kentucky, 2001)

Using Caged Filter Feeding Fish to Increase Production and Profits from Fertile Catfish Ponds (Alabama, 2001)

On-Farm Hatchery for Fingerling Catfish (Virginia, 2005)

Aquaculture Development in the Pine Mountain Region of SE Kentucky (Kentucky, 2005)

Recirculating Production Pond Inflows to Increase Production and Reduce Effluents on Small-scale Fish Farms (Alabama, 2006)

Assessing the Viability of the Inland Shrimp Farming as a Viable Enterprise in Alabama (Alabama, 2006)

The Use of Renewable Energy to Improve the Sustainability of Southeastern U.S Pond Aquaculture: Technical, economic and industry evaluations of solar power options (Alabama, 2007)

Development of Sustainable Seaweed Aquaculture on Alabama's Gulf Coast (Alabama, 2016)

Developing Sustainable Easter Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Farming in Georgia Through Evaluation of Grow-out Methodology, Distribution and Marketing (Georgia, 2017)


Dewatering Aquaculture Effluent for the Hydroponic Production of Pak Choi and Production of Vegetable Seedlings (Alabama, 2013)

Cut Flowers: Tilapia Aquaponics Study (Virginia, 2002)

Determining Accurate Nitrate Level Requirements in an Aquaponics System (Texas, 2014)

Economic Analysis of Commercial Aquaponic Production Systems (Kentucky, 2015)

Fish Health

Use of Probiotics to Increase Survival and Sustainable Yield of Inland Farmed Shrimp (Alabama, 2017)

Biological Control of Proliferative Gill Disease in Farm-Raised Catfish (Mississippi, 2013)

Improving Stocking and Insect Control Procedures to Increase Survival of Saltwater Spring Post-larvae in Inland Ponds (Alabama, 2002)

Value-Added Products

Fish Extracts for Integrated Disease, Insect and Fertility Management in Organic Blueberries (Georgia, 2011)

"Sweet Petite" Value-Added Processing for Small-Sized Shrimp (Georgia, 2011)

Is Fish Waste Compost Worth the Mess and Effort? (South Carolina, 2011)

Establishing Community and Business Partnerships to Build a Market Identity for Local Seafood (North Carolina, 2008)

Is Freshwater Fish Compost as Effective as Saltwater Fish Compost on Vegetable Production? (South Carolina, 2014)


Resources from Other SARE Regions

North Central SARE

Aquaponics in School

NC Aquaponics

This From the Field profile addresses aquaponics in the schools as one way of rethinking urban agriculture.


NC aquaponics brief sheet

This fact sheet cover information related to the cultivation of fish and aquatic animals and plants.

Farmer Adds Value by Adding Prawn and Trout

NC aquaculture profile

This From the Field profile highlights a Missouri farmer's efforts to add value to his farming operation through aquaculture.

For more aquaculture resources from across the country, visit the national SARE Learning Center.

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