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.

Team members

Aquaculture research

Aquaculture extension


Now accepting Aquaculture Boot Camp-2 Intensive class of 2018

ABC-2 Intensive Program Class of 2018 Application (Deadline to apply is October 31, 2017)

The flyer (below) provides more information about the program. Please click the thumbnail to enlarge.

Boot Camp Flyer

If you are not accepted into the ABC-2 Intensive program or do not feel you are ready for the commitment, you will have the option of joining our ABC-2 Intermediate program to participate in informative workshops, farm tours, and network with our industry leading mentors.

If you are new to the industry the ABC-2 Introductory program is great to learn more about aquaculture or aquaponics through the sharing of information and resources and contact with our staff by phone and email support.

If you have any further questions, please contact Jordan Maxwell (ABC-2 Program Coordinator) at or 740-289-2071 ext. 124.  or Hanping Wang (ABC Program Director) at