The Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development (OCARD) located at OSU South Centers provides research and extension to promote and expand the aquaculture industry in Ohio and beyond. Through our state-of-the-art research center and innovative outreach programs, we accomplish our mission to increase the productivity, innovation and profitability of Ohio and U.S. aquaculture operations, while respecting sustainability and good stewardship.


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  • Aquaculture Boot Camp draws media attention Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 12:31 The success of the Aquaculture Boot Camp program at OSU South Centers in Piketon is gaining attention now that the second class is mid-way through their course. Watch a video and read the full story from the Columbus Dispatch!
  • Ohio caviar production sparks media attention Friday, June 20, 2014 - 07:47 Steven Mims of Kentucky State University and Renee Koerner of Big Fish Farms show a female paddlefish. Mims, an expert on paddlefish aquaculture, inspired Koerner to set up her business of raising the fish for their eggs, to be sold as caviar. Read the article featured in the Columbus Dispatch.
  • Instructional Videos now Available for Fish Farmers Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 14:48 PIKETON, Ohio – A new set of how-to videos that teach beginning aquaculturists the ins and outs of fish farming is now available online. The five-part video series offers an in-depth look at key issues in fish farming in a short, succinct, easy to understand format. It... Read More