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The DVDs listed below have been produced by our SRAC extension project with Texas A&M University serving as the Lead Institution. Distribution is handled through the network of Aquaculture Extension Contacts and County Extension Agents in each state. Please contact your State Extension Contact or local County Agent for availability and prices. Or see order information below to order directly from Texas A&M. These videos are also available online via the SRAC YouTube Channel.

Catfish Farming in the South -- Portrays the procedures for catfish production in flat lands. At the same time, the general procedures shown are applicable to any similar production complex.
Channel Catfish Spawning and Hatchery Management -- All fish production is dependent on an assured supply of small fish to stock. The variety of methods in use for production of channel catfish from brood stock care to fingerlings ready to be stocked into production ponds are also illustrated.
Shrimp Farming -- The life history of saltwater shrimp is presented with illustrations of how aquaculturists have adapted these for intensive production. Hatchery and growout methods are presented which indicate the most important aspects of the industry.
Freshwater Prawn Production -- The culture of the Giant Malaysian Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) or freshwater shrimp in the United States is described. Culture techniques from hatchery to pond grow-out are discussed. Techniques discussed include stocking, feeding, water quality, harvesting, marketing, and economics of freshwater shrimp/prawns production.
Trout Production in the South -- Primarily covers rainbow trout and also presents some information on brown trout.
Southern Hybrid Striped Bass -- Produced by North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, this DVD covers most of the considerations for producing, harvesting and marketing of striped bass.
Baitfish Culture in the South -- Methods used to produce baitfish are highlighted. The latest in technology employed by most large producers is indicated. Life history information on golden shiners and fathead minnows is included.
Avian Depredation of Southern Aquaculture -- This is an awareness DVD of use to civic clubs, schools, etc. It is not primarily intended to teach producers or hatchery managers how to eliminate avian problems.
Management of Recreational Fish Ponds
Crawfish Aquaculture in the South -- Details of the crawfish farming methods presently used in Louisiana and Southern Texas are shown. Also presents information from stocking through harvest.
The Largemouth Bass
Alligator Aquaculture in the South -- Most of the footage for this video was shot in Louisiana. It presents a good picture of the status of alligator production as well as the pros and cons of handling, feeding and processing.
Aquaculture Processing Safety and Quality
Induced Spawning of Fish -- To secure the production of many species, spawning must be induced through manipulation of temperatures, light intensity and hormone injections. This video explains some of the procedures, gives guidance in the use of this technology, and explains some of the problems.
Introduction to Water Quality Testing -- Aims to provide some of the knowledge of water quality which is essential to pond owners and aquaculturists.
Procedures for Water Quality Management -- Includes specific testing procedures and how to interpret some of the results obtained.
Red Drum Aquaculture -- Produced in Texas. Portrays some natural conditions in the Gulf as well as documenting the basic procedures for production of red drum.
Warmwater Finfish--Harvesting, Handling and Transport -- The present methods of harvesting, handling and transporting of catfish, baitfish, trout and hybrid striped bass are covered. Emphasis is on the catfish industry but segments also depict other species differences. Innovative as well as conventional methods are explained.
Water Quality Dynamics -- This video discusses some of the interrelationships of various water quality parameters as they affect fish production.
Water Quality Testing and Management
Safety for Fish Farm Workers -- This DVD summarizes common safety problems associated with working on fish farms. Some of these include tractor safety, electrical safety, and general equipment safety. The program is to make fish farm workers aware of the dangers of working on fish farms and provides possible solutions or cautions when working on fish farms, particularly pond aquaculture. This was originally developed for Catfish Farmers of America and produced through the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.


Ordering Information:

DVDs are also available from Texas Cooperative Extension at a cost of
$20.00 within the United States. For additional ordering information,
call 979-845-7471 or FAX 979-845-7103.
Foreign orders should contact Texas A&M at 979-845-7471 before ordering as foreign orders, including postage, must be paid in advance in U.S. dollars.