Maryland Aquafarmer (archive)


Maryland Aquafarmer was a newsletter produced quarterly from 1995 to 2005 by what is now University of Maryland Extension with support from Maryland Sea Grant.

You may browse the archive below of the table of contents for each issue. To read anything listed, click on the title and download a pdf of the entire issue. You may also search our website for specific topics.


Summer 2005 (2005-01)

  • New Law Streamlines Aquaculture in Maryland
  • Task Force Recommendations Helped Shape Maryland Aquaculture Policy
  • Restructuring Florida Aquaculture -- A Success Story with Lessons for Maryland
  • Industry Overview: Maryland Aquaculture in a National and Global Setting
  • National Scene: Expanding Aquaculture to Open Waters
  • Unlocking Maryland's Potential for Aquaculture
  • Research: Quarantine Facility Key for Studies on Non-Native Oyster
  • Perspectives: A Role for Aquaculture in Maryland's Oyster Fishery

Summer 2004 (2004-03)

  • Off-Flavor Tastes in Aquaculture
  • Taste Test -- Is Farm Raised Seafood Really Better than Wild Caught?
  • How Well Does Barley Straw Control Pond Algae?
  • Pond Aeration Basics
  • New Herbicide for Aquatic Weed Control
  • Aquaculture in Micronesia
  • Book Review: Shellfisheries History
  • Web Resources: Cyber Tools for Aquaculture
  • Extension Faculty Excel (Chesapeake Quarterly)
  • Safe Food Training Materials Available
  • Upcoming Conferences
  • Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program Internet Addresses
  • Subscription Information
  • Download the pdf version

Winter/Spring 2004 (2004-01/02)

  • UM Hatcheries Serving Research in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Is a Non-native the Answer to the Bay's Oyster Woes?
  • Spotlight on Crassostrea virginica Restoration Efforts
  • Diagnosing Stress and Disease in Wild and Farmed Fish -- The Aquatic Pathology Laboratory
  • Restoring Bay Grasses --  Bringing Research to the Field
  • Managing Community Ponds -- Defining Objectives
  • Book Reviews
  • New Publications From the Sea Grant Network
  • Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program Internet Addresses
  • Subscription Information
  • Download the pdf version

Fall 2003 (2003-04)

  • Developing Aquaculture in Maryland -- Opportunities for Growers
  • Needed -- A New Climate for Commercial Aquaculture
  • Maryland's Oyster Fishery -- Let's Enter the 21st Century
  • A History of Oyster Harvest and Laws in Maryland
  • Crassostrea ariakensis Triploids in Chesapeake Bay
  • Oyster Research Restoration in U.S. Coastal Waters -- Setting a National Agenda for Research
  • Sea Grant Extension and Finfish Aquaculture Research
  • Yellow Perch, Sturgeon, Tilapia and Baitfish
  • New Publications From the Sea Grant Network
  • Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program Internet Addresses
  • Subscription Information
  • Download the pdf version

Summer 2003 (2003-03)

  • Finfish Farming -- Opportunities for Maryland Growers
  • An Asian Oyster for the Chesapeake -- Update on Crassostrea ariakensis
  • Research on C. ariakensis in Maryland
  • A Unique Partnership -- Horn Point Laboratory and the Oyster Recovery Partnership
  • Did the ITC Get It Wrong? Crabmeat Imports Three Years Later
  • The Aquaculture Research and Development Project at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Upcoming Meetings: Oyster Research and Restoration
  • New Maryland Sea Grant Magazine
  • New Publications From the Sea Grant Network
  • Download the pdf version

Spring 2003 (2003-02)

  • The Year-Round Oyster Hatchery at Horn Point
  • Research Update: New Potential Feed for Tilapia
  • Research Update: Blue Crabs May Benefit From Algae
  • Book Review: Farming Shellfish -- Covering All the Bases
  • Country of Origin Labeling Coming to Your Seafood Counter
  • Acid Mine Drainage in the Chesapeake Watershed
  • What Is Acid Mine Drainage?
  • Partnership to Develop Integrated Aquaculture Enhancing Wetland Restoration Projects for Teachers and Students
  • Web Sites -- SGNIS & AqauNIC
  • New Publications
  • Maryland Sea Grant Hosts Charter Boat Workshops -- Charterboat Industry Recognized as Part of Regional Tourism
  • Download the pdf version

Fall 2002/Winter 2003 (2002-04/2003-01)

  • Crassostrea ariakensis and the Chesapeake Bay -- Exploring Environmental and Policy Issues
  • Profitability and Oyster Restoration -- Marketing Will Be Critical
  • Blue Crab Research at COMB
  • Research Update: Hard Clams & QPX
  • Research Update: COMB Recirculating Aquaculture System Patented
  • Book Review: Fisheries in Europe
  • Seafood Nutrition Education
  • New Coastal Community Specialist
  • New Publications
  • Aquafarmer Reader Survey
  • Maryland Sea Grant Research Program
  • Oyster Research and Restoration Meeting
  • East Coast Commercial Fishermen's Expo Seminar Session
  • Download the pdf version

Summer, 2002 (2002-03)

  • Farming Clams in Coastal Bays
  • Maryland Legislation on Aquaculture Development
  • Finfish Feeds -- A Guide to Handling and Storage
  • Book Review: Aquaculture Genetics -- The Difficulty of Simplifying
  • Valuing the Chesapeake -- New Studies Underway
  • Research Update: Reckoning the Age of Blue Crabs
  • New Publications
  • Upcoming Conference
  • Download the pdf version

Spring, 2002 (2002-02)

  • Non-Native Species -- The Need for Balanced Evaluation
  • Friend or Foe? The Case of Triploid Grass Carp
  • Resources on the Web
  • Managing Ponds for Fishing
  • Stepping Up Fish Production -- Looking Towards the Future
  • Maryland Soft Crab Production
  • Book Review: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
  • Upcoming Conferences
  • Download the pdf version

Winter, 2002 (2002-01)

  • Hard Clam Farming -- Getting Started in Maryland
  • Hard Clams on the Web
  • Maryland Aquaculture Association
  • Recirculating Systems Roundtable Workshops
  • Dinoflagellates and Estuarine Pond Aquaculture
  • Conducting Feed Evaluation Trials -- A How-to
  • Seafood Safety Update -- Maryland Crabmeat Quality Assurance Program 2001
  • News Notes
  • Recent Publications from Sea Grant
  • Upcoming Conferences

Fall, 2001 (2001-04)

  • Out of the Pond and into the Tank -- Farming Fish Indoors
  • East Coast Commercial Fishermen's & Aquaculture Trade Expo
  • Selected Aquaculture Web Sites
  • Aquaculture at UMES
  • "Home Grown" Shellfish Kits Marketed
  • Andy Lazur, New Finfish Specialist
  • U.S. Seafood Consumption on the Rise Again -- Will it Last?
  • Working Cooperatively to Restore Oysters in Maryland
  • Sea Grant Extension Update:  Oyster Institute -- Working with Educators
  • National Sea Grant Oyster Disease Research Program

Summer, 2001 (2001-03)

  • The Future of Oysters in Chesapeake Bay -- Different Paths to Restoration
  • Field Trial Summary of C. ariakensis vs. C. virginica
  • Oyster Resources on the Web
  • A Man and his Ideas -- Remembering Max Chambers
  • Low-Cost Recirculating Systems for Eels
  • Research Briefs: Reports from UM Labs -- Restoring Atlantic Sturgeon to the Chesapeake Bay
  • Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Fish Muscle
  • Development and Growth
  • Sturgeon Ranching in Russia
  • The Business of Charter Boats
  • Aquaculture in the Classroom Update
  • New Publications

Spring, 2001 (2001-02)

  • The Environmental Finance Center -- Helping Communities Balance Economics and the Environment
  • Creating Oyster Habitat -- What Makes a Good Site?
  • Lessons About Oyster Gardening
  • Marketing Maryland Aquaculture Products
  • Basics of Seafood Marketing
  • Bacteria Research May Bring Faster Biofilter Startup
  • Spring Clean-up for Ponds
  • Oyster Institute -- A Workshop for Environmental Educators in Maryland
  • New Publications

Winter, 2001 (2001-01)

  • Improving Bay Water Quality –- The Role of Oyster Reefs
  • Oyster Exploration on the Sea Grant Website
  • Clam Aquaculture in Maryland
  • Clam Farming in Virginia
  • State of the Soft Crab Market
  • Consumers and Crab Meat -- The Choices We Make
  • Sensory Analysis -- A Science and Tool to Improve Market Success
  • Maryland Sea Grant Launches New Web Site
  • Microbes for Hire Workshop

Fall, 2000 (2000-04)

  • Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay -- Looking Back, Looking Forward
  • Oyster Production at the Horn Point Laboratory, 1994-2000
  • Reflecting on Maryland's Oysters -- An Essay
  • Oysters and Dinoflagellates -- Keeping Watch
  • Aquaculture in Action
  • PONDering the Cold Season -- Take Head
  • Practical Tests of Soy-Based Diets for Tilapia
  • Family and Consumer Sciences and Seafood Education
  • Recent Publications from Sea Grant
  • Upcoming Conferences
  • East Coast Commercial Fishermen's & Aquaculture Trade Expo
  • Website Updates

Summer, 2000 (2000-03)

  • Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS)
  • Soft Crab Production Y2K
  • Crabmeat Processors File ITC Petition
  • Crop Insurance Spurs Clam Industry in Pilot Program
  • Managing Ponds -- Algae Control in Summer
  • East Coast Live! 2000 -- The Business of Marketing Live Aquatic Products
  • Upcoming Conferences

Spring, 2000 (2000-02)

  • Aquatic Plants and Ponds -- Managing and Controlling Growth
  • Improve Crab Shedding Success -- Support Available from UMES
  • Oyster Anatomy and the Internet -- An Interactive Lesson
  • Research Update: Level of Calcium in the Water Can Improve Transport Survival of Striped Bass
  • Growing Fish Indoors -- A Conversation with Yonathan Zohar
  • Research Update: Producing Striped Bass on Demand
  • Contending with Exotic Species
  • New Publications
  • Upcoming Conferences

Winter, 2000 (2000-01)

  • Managing Dinoflagellate Blooms in Estuarine Aquaculture Ponds
  • East Coast Fisherman's Show
  • Keeping an Eye on Clam Disease -- An Interim Report
  • Basic Research on QPX Disease
  • Aquaculture Production in Maryland, 1998
  • Oyster Education and Restoration in Southern Maryland
  • Snapshots: Oyster Gardening and Cooperatives in Maryland
  • Supplementing Tilapia Diets -- The Prospects of Soy Oil
  • Pond Management Calendar -- January through March
  • The Safety of Maryland Seafood
  • Upcoming Conferences

Fall, 1999 (1999-04)

  • Oyster Hatcheries in Maryland
  • The Values of Oysters
  • Shellfish Aquaculture and HACCP
  • Fish Culture in Maryland -- A Conversation
  • Upcoming Conferences
  • Summer, 1999 (1999-03)
  • Managing Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs -- Is There a Better Way?
  • Aquaculture Down Under
  • Biological Filtration in Aquaculture
  • Selected Web Sites for Aquaculture Information
  • Progressive Pond Management Workshops -- Yearly Pond Care & Maintenance in Southern Maryland
  • Aquaculture Publications

Spring, 1999 (1999-02)

  • Citizen's Oyster Forum
  • Recent Oyster Publications
  • Using Chemical Start Up for Crab Shedding
  • Water Quality in Aquaculture -- Testing and Treatment
  • Oyster Recovery Partnership -- Volunteers Welcome
  • Pond Maintenance Begins Now

Winter, 1999 (1999-01)

  • HACCP for Soft Crab Producers
  • Domesticating Striped Bass Broodstock
  • Hard Clam Potential for Maryland
  • Maryland Aquaculture -- Looking Ahead
  • U.S. Aquaculture Census Underway
  • Permits Required for Fish Shipped to Maryland
  • Aquaculture Permit Requirements

Fall, 1998 (1998-04)

  • Controlling Lilies and Cattails
  • Managing Water Quality in Ponds
  • Soil Testing Your Pond
  • The Global Crabmeat Market
  • Research Update: Striped Bass Strain Performance
  • Research Update: Sea Grant Research on Finfish
  • Aquaculture in Action Workshop
  • Oyster Hatchery Expansion
  • Conferences
  • New Publications

Summer, 1998 (1998-03)

  • The Oyster Alliance -- Aquaculture for the Environment
  • Oyster Gardening for Restoration and Education -- A publication of the Oyster Alliance
  • Broodstock Management for Shellfish Hatcheries
  • Drugs Approved for Aquaculture Use
  • University of Maryland Sponsors Striper 2000
  • Response of Maryland Recreational Fishing to 1997 Pfiesteria Occurrences
  • Sea Grant Oyster Disease Research Program
  • Upcoming Conferences
  • Aquaculture in the Mid-Atlantic -- Spring 1999

Spring, 1998 (1998-02)

  • Striper 2000 -- Research Advances on Striped Bass and Its Hybrids
  • Getting Ready for Soft Crab Shedding Season
  • Are Toxic Dinoflagellates a Threat to Aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay?
  • Pfiesteria White Paper Now Available
  • Is Seaweed Aquaculture a Potential Industry for the Chesapeake Bay?
  • 1997 Aquaculture Price Summary
  • Maryland Sea Grant Schools Network
  • Takacs Wins Extension Award
  • Pond Management Program Gets Support

Winter, 1998 (1998-01)

  • 24th Annual East Coast Commercial Fishermen's and Aquaculture Trade Exposition
  • Maryland Industrial Partnerships -- Teaming University Expertise with Maryland Aquaculture
  • Looking Ahead -- Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program
  • Algae Control with Barley Straw
  • Striper 2000 -- Research Advances on Striped Bass and Its Hybrids
  • Oyster Recovery Partnership Seeks Truck
  • FishGuts -- A Multimedia Guide to the Art and Science of Fish Anatomy, Health and Necropsy
  • Fish Health in the Chesapeake
  • Calendar of Aquaculture Educational Events

Fall, 1997 (1997-04)

  • Fish Kills and Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Pond Management -- Fall Is the Time for Pond Soil Testing
  • Fisheries Facts for 1996
  • Oysters and Education
  • Commentary: Pfiesteria and Seafood Safety
  • Aquaculture in the Mid-Atlantic/Interstate Seafood Seminar
  • Upcoming Conferences
  • Alien Ocean -- A New Documentary from Maryland Sea Grant
  • Calendar of Aquaculture Educational Events

Summer, 1997 (1997-03)

  • Managing Crab Shedding Operations
  • Use of Single Application, All Season Fertilizer in Maryland Farm Ponds
  • Aquaculture in the Mid Atlantic Joins with Interstate Seafood Seminar
  • Sea Grant Research Briefing -- Oyster Disease Research and Aquaculture
  • Countdown to Federal Seafood Safety Program
  • Aquaculture Fact Sheets

Spring, 1997 (1997-02)

  • Oysters on the Other Coast -- Progressive Development
  • Marine Ornamentals
  • Trout and Aquaculture
  • Water Quality Issues in Aquaculture -- Alkalinity
  • Aquaculture and Biotechnology -- Expanding the Connection

Winter, 1997 (1997-01)

  • 23rd Annual East Coast Commercial Fishermen's and Aquaculture Trade Exposition
  • 17th Milford Aquaculture Conference
  • Tilapia Takes Hold
  • Commercial Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
  • Water Quality Issues in Aquaculture -- Nitrate
  • Oyster Disease Research Program -- The Commercial Connection
  • Publications and Internet
  • Tributes and Acknowledgements

Fall, 1996 (1996-04)

  • U.S. Fisheries Flat in 1995
  • 23rd Annual East Coast Commercial Fishermen's and Aquaculture Trade Exposition
  • New Sea Grant Extension Agent in Southern Maryland
  • Oyster Habitat Restoration in Severn River
  • Pond Management in Maryland
  • Aquatic Vegetation Tip
  • Student Aquaculture Project at the Columbus Center, Baltimore
  • Aquaculture Tour to Virginia and North Carolina
  • Toxic Algae and Aquaculture
  • Legislative Update
  • Blue Crabs -- What Year Is This Again?
  • The Oyster -- A Century Ago and Today (book review)

Summer, 1996 (1996-03)

  • Aquaculture Conference, September 26-28, 1996
  • Pond Management Program At Wye Field Day, August 22, 1996
  • Economic Impacts Of Aquaculture In The U.S.
  • Water Quality Issues In Aquaculture -- Ammonia
  • New Publications & Newsletters From Maryland Sea Grant
  • Web Sites for Aquasurfers
  • New National Sea Grant Director
  • Shellfish Restoration Conference, November 20-23

Spring, 1996 (1996-02)

  • Aquaculture In The Mid Atlantic/USTFA Joint Conference
  • Pond Management in Cecil County
  • Bohn Becomes NAA/USTFA Executive Director
  • In-service Training for Teachers
  • Recirculation Systems Workshop
  • New Invaders from Ballast Water
  • Feature: Pond Management in Maryland
  • Aquatic Vegetation Management Tip
  • Aquaculture and the Web

Winter, 1996 (1996-01)

  • 22nd Annual Expo Seminars Offer Production and Profit
  • Seminar Schedule at a Glance
  • Paying for Risk in Aquaculture
  • Planning a Part Time Aquaculture Business
  • Sizing a Remote Setting System
  • Aquatic Vegetation Management Tip
  • University of Maryland to Host Course in Marine Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology Course Curriculum

Fall, 1995 (1995-04)

  • Upcoming Programs
  • So You Want To Get Into Aquaculture?
  • High Energy Diets For Fish
  • Choptank River Oyster Recovery Area Activities Begin
  • Water Reuse Short Course -- Some Lessons From School
  • Seafood Technology Specialist Joins SGEP Staff
  • Food Safety Regulations Affect Aquaculture
  • Getting Good Numbers
  • Grass Carp -- A Biological And Ecological Overview
  • Maryland Aquafarmer Feature Article: Biotechnology In Aquaculture -- Production Of Triploid Fish
  • Aquatic Vegetation Management Tip
  • Farm Pond Management Tip
  • Zebra Mussels -- A Concern To Agriculture

Summer, 1995 (1995-03)

  • Crab Survey Results Announced
  • Bacterial Problem Strikes Maryland Tilapia
  • Seafood Update '95
  • Niche Marketing And Aquaculture
  • Organic Certification For Fish Culture
  • Efficacy Of Phytase On Phosphorus Utilization
  • Aquaculture Producers Sought For Survey
  • Fishery Market News Available By FAX
  • Aquaculture And The '95 Farm Bill
  • Blue-Green Algae Blooms
  • Maryland Aquafarmer Now On World Wide Web
  • Biotechnology In Aquaculture
  • Farm Pond Management Tip
  • Maryland Oyster Recovery Partnership
  • Aquatic Vegetation Management Tip

Spring, 1995 (1995-02)

  • Aquaculture And The University of Maryland
  • Soft Crab Production Workshops Scheduled
  • New Aquaculture Bill Filed
  • Aquaculture Conference Coming To D.C.
  • Aquaculture And World Carrying Capacity
  • Bay Aquaculture Permits Available
  • Monitoring Open Water Sites
  • And Those Wooden Shoes Really Hurt!
  • Chili Today, Hot Tamale
  • USDA Reorganization
  • FDA Seafood Inspection Regulations
  • Sales And Use Tax Exemptions

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