Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Who do I contact about aquaculture information in Indiana?
    • ​Kwamena K. Quagrainie
      Purdue University
      Phone: 765-494-4200
      Fax: 765-494-9176
      Email: kquagrai@purdue.edu
      ​Andrew Coursey
      Purdue University
      Phone: 765-494-9416
      Email: acourse@purdue.edu
      ​Robert Rode
      Purdue University
      Phone: 765-496-7910
      Email: rrode@purdue.edu
      Randy Lang
      Indiana DNR - Division of Fish and
      Wildlife
      Phone: 317-232-4094
      Fax: 317-232-8150
      Email: rlang@dnr.in.gov
      ​Jennifer Strasser, D.V.M.
      Indiana State Board of Animal Health
      Fax: 317-542-1415
      Cell: 574-274-3244
      Email: jstrasser@boah.in.gov

  2. What are Indiana Aquaculture Policies, and are any Permits/Licenses needed to start an aquaculture operation? (Access Indiana Administrative Code Page 71 here.)
  3. What are Illinois Aquaculture Policies, and are any Permits/Licenses needed to start an aquaculture operation? 
  4. What are the long term trends that make North Central aquaculture attractive? 
  5. How does aquaculture compare with traditional farming, e.g., in terms of risk? 
  6. What will it cost to start an Aquaculture Operation? Can I really make a decent income in aquaculture? 
  7. Can my old barn be converted for fish production? (More information on Charles E. HicksLaura Tiu, and Shawn McWhorter
  8. How can I salvage an old pond or lake with lots of organic matter for aquaculture production? 
  9. What can I do to clear up my old farm pond? 
  10. What should I do if I find a dead fish in my pond or tank? How can I control fish diseases and parasites?

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