Learn to Raise Fish in Cages

March 23, 2016


Ettrick, Va. –  The Aquaculture Program at Virginia State University has scheduled a fish cage-building workshop on April 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the VSU’s Cooperative Extension Pavilion located at 4415 River Road, Ettrick.

Free and open to the public the workshop is designed for anyone with a farm pond who is interested raising fish in cages for profit or personal consumption.

Participants will learn the basics of cage aquaculture and construct a fish cage.  Cage-building materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring leather gloves, tin snips, a tape measure, cutting pliers and protective goggles.

For more information, contact Dr. David Crosby. VSU fish health specialist, at (804) 712-3771 or emaildcrosby@vsu.edu.

To register for this event, visit www.agriculture.vsu.edu, click on Calendar of

 Events on the left and then click on the event to register. To register by phone, for more information, or if you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, contact Debra B. Jones at (804) 524-5496 /TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments.  Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.  Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.