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.
  • On-farm tests of genetically improved yellow perch On-farm tests show a higher production, growth rate and survival of improved perch Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 12:34 Two-year on-station and on-farm tests of genetically improved yellow perch were conducted on three sites at different latitudes in North Central Region. The aim of the project was to assess production parameters of selected yellow perch lines as compared to fish from local brood stock at commercial... Read More