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Protecting Aquaculture Operations with Biosecurity Seminar

August 11, 2008

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Aquaculturists looking for more information on improving management practices or protecting their species from diseases can attend an aquaculture biosecurity seminar on Aug. 23 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Bromfield Building, Auditorium A and B, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Registration is $10 per person, which includes lunch. Registration deadline is Aug. 15. The late fee is $20.

The aquaculture biosecurity seminar is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the Ohio Aquaculture Association, the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services.

Topics covered during the seminar include biosecurity for large earthen ponds, private open pond farms, hatcheries, and indoor intensive culture facilities; aquatic nuisance species-hazard analysis and critical control points; biosecurity for state fish hatcheries and public aquariums; and viral hemorrhagic septicemia updates.

For more information, contact Julie Strawser, OSU South Centers at Piketon, at (740) 289-2071 or

Candace Pollock
Julie Strawser