Want to learn how to raise fish? Ohio State is looking for recruits for their aquaculture bootcamp.
Ohio State University Department for Aquaculture Research and Development has spots for 30 people interested in becoming fish farmers. This yearlong study program will educate selected students in aquaculture and aquaponics.
The free course, with elements of classroom study and hands-on learning, including homework, will meet for one eight-hour session each month. The balanced curriculum will incorporate the business aspects of fish farming, equipment procedures, and farm setup, with hands-on examinations of equipment operation.
There are approximately 200 fish farmers in Ohio raising aquatic animals in tanks and ponds for sport, bait, food and ornamental use, such as garden ponds.
Applications are due 4 November, and course commencement is 14 January. Those interested in applying can see this link and further queries can be directed to Hanping Wang at 740-289-2071 or 800-297-2072, ext. 125, or [email protected].