Steven D. Mims, Ph.D.

Richard J. Onders, M.S.

Rafael Cuevas, Ph.D.


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Sustainable aquaculture systems are essential to protect our environment and are more competitive than conventional aquaculture practices in the global market. Numerous systems have been designed and some include the use of paddlefish as a biofilter (zooplankton) to enhance water quality. These systems hold promise in saving our farms and providing more cost effective ways of producing wholesome farm-raised products.



Though the commercial paddlefish industry has long been established in the Mississippi River basin, strict federal and states regulations have decreased the number of fishermen and consequently the harvest of wild paddlefish. Farmed paddlefish is a solution to providing consumer-safe caviar and value-added meat products. This website provides information to assist in learning about and becoming more competent about paddlefish and its sustainable aquaculture practices. 

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