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From: Gordon J. Mengel, Special Projects Director, National Council for
Date: 08 Sep 1999
Remote Name: 220.127.116.11
The National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council) has developed instructional materials for teachers infusing aquaculture into their curricula. However, for someone interested in knowing more about aquaculture you will find these materials full of very useful technical information. Information about aquaculture presented in our materials is either written by (aquaculture) experts or synthesized from and/or supported by technical information published by experts. All materials are reviewed by experts. Information ranges from the basic (What is Aquaculture?) to some very advanced applications of Aquaculture (e.g., biotechnology). With the exception of the "core" curriculum guide (available from The Council for $50.00 plus shipping and handling) all materials are free. I can send you an order form if you're interested.
Some materials of our materials (i.e., Species Specific manuals) are already out of print, but you can view and print them yourself "on-line" at the AquaNIC website (www.aquanic.org). (One such manual that you should find very useful is titled, "Producing Catfish.") I highly recommend that you spend time a the AquaNIC website because you can access all kinds of useful information (e.g., USDA extension publications on Catfish Farming, publications on how to get started in aquaculture, discussion groups for people just getting started,and so much more). Good luck and if you have any other specific questions you would like to post or want to share your experiences with us, please do.