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Learn How to Raise Shrimp in One-Day Workshop

5 January 2016, at 12:00am

US - Learn how to raise marine shrimp during a one-day workshop from Purdue Extension and the Indiana Aquaculture Association.

The workshop will be held on 10 February at the Indiana Soybean Alliance offices, 8425 Keystone Crossing, Suite 200, Indianapolis.

The 9 am to 4 pm event is open to anyone thinking about starting a shrimp operation, as well as current producers.

"The meeting will be invaluable for anyone interested in starting or operating an intensive shrimp operation using biofloc technology in temperate climates," said Robert Rode, aquaculture research lab manager for the Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, and organizer of the workshop.

Presenters are Tzachi Samocha, aquaculture consultant, and Andrew Ray, assistant professor in agriculture, food science and sustainable systems at Kentucky State University.

Topics include intensive shrimp raising practices, environmental regulation in shrimp production buildings and the economics of the shrimp industry. There will also be a question-and-answer session with the presenters.

Registration deadline is 20 January.

Cost is $50 for individuals, $75 for couples and $15 for students. Lunch is provided. Enrollment is limited.

For more information, or to sign up, go to http://www.indianaaquaculture.com/shop.

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