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Largemouth Bass Production and Marketing Focus of Workshop

April 8, 2008

WOOSTER, Ohio -- From a sport fish to a food fish, largemouth bass is increasing in popularity in Ohio. The state is currently ranked 4th in the nation in pounds of largemouth bass produced. Those interested getting in on the action have the opportunity to attend a largemouth bass workshop on April 19.

The workshop, sponsored by Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon and Kentucky State University, will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio. The cost of the workshop is $20 per person and includes lunch, breaks and workshop materials.

The Ohio Largemouth Bass Workshop will cover the basics of what it takes to produce largemouth bass, from reproduction to marketing. Kentucky State University aquaculturists will share their culture procedures and recent research findings. Topics include reproduction, the nursery phase, feed training, overwintering, second year grow-out, harvest and marketing and economics.

For more information on the workshop or to register, contact Julie Strawser, OSU South Centers at Piketon, at (740) 289-2071, ext. 233, or

Candace Pollock
Julie Strawser