Friday, August 3, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
AQUACULTURE: FISHKEEPING ON THE LARGE SCALE
Photo: IBC aquaponics system growing mostly strawberries (Fragaria sp.) and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Adam Fuller is a lifelong fishkeeper and student of aquatic life who teaches and manages a trout hatchery at Feather River College. Adam has been tramping through streams and keeping aquariums and ponds since childhood, and has continued through with a Master's in Marine Biology from Northeastern University and a PhD. in Biology at the University of Alabama. He has at various points studied iguanas, marine invertebrates, hermaphroditic killifish, and the odd reproductive interactions between shiners and sunfish. For the past three years, Adam has been working at Feather River College in Quincy, CA. He manages a hatchery which raises trout from egg to adulthood, as well as a fishroom with a variety of species. He also teaches courses on aquaculture, aquaponics, and fish biology.
This talk will describe aquaculture, the farming of fish or other aquatic life, with a focus on highlighting some of the perspectives it can provide for the aquarium hobby and an introduction to backyard-scale aquaculture.
As usual, an auction will follow the talk.
AUCTION SELLERS, please check in your items at our new Check-In Table.
Snacks will be provided.