A farm pond or recreational pond can serve many purposes: a source of food, an aesthetic enhancement to property, a sportfishing opportunity, a swimming area, wildlife habitat, or a reservoir for livestock, irrigation and fire fighting needs. The intended purpose or purposes should be well thought out before construction and stocking. This publication reviews planning considerations and management recommendations relating to a number of potential uses for small ponds in Louisiana.
A trailer that breaks down on the road can ruin a good fishing trip. It is even worse if an accident results from the breakdown. To help prevent breakdowns, it is important to service your trailer regularly. Here are typical items to consider in establishing a maintenance program. (PDF Format Only)
Washwater is a necessary part of alligator production, but so is the management of the water. (PDF Format Only)
This publication gives several tips on how to pump less water and to make sure your pumping plant is being used as efficiently as possible. (PDF Format Only)
AgCenter fisheries researchers publish book chapter in widely used textbook
This handbook serves as a quick reference or guide to aid in understanding and solving problems that require calculations. Aquaculture involves problem solving and knowing how to perform various calculations correctly. This capability can translate into economic benefits and sound management decisions. (PDF Format Only)
A summary sheet on how oil can effect the various Louisiana fishery species.
A monthly fisheries newsletter from the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant.
Information on recirculating production systems, fingerling sources, stocking and harvest management, regulatory considerations, economics and markets are included in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
(Distributed 05/26/11) The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico produce nearly 30 percent of domestic seafood in the United States. Due to its diet of phytoplankton, our wild-caught seafood is more heart-healthy than farm-raised warm-water seafood from other parts of the world, said LSU AgCenter seafood specialist Lucina Lampila.
Dr. Greg Lutz, AgCenter aquaculture specialist, will make a presentation to help landowners with the common problems they face in their pond
(Distributed 09/10/08) Hurricane Gustav caused many problems for people throughout Louisiana, and wildlife also are feeling the effects of the storm.