Aquaculture Unit

Bob Rode, Manager
Phone (765) 583-0351
Fax (765) 583-2490
email: rrode@purdue.edu

This facility is used for intensive research efforts in nutrition, reproduction, and genetics with new and established aquaculture species; the manager provides assistance to faculty and staff. The facility is a 7,400-square- foot building and consists of a 4,700-square-foot tank room, a 480-square-foot research laboratory, as well as one office, one conference room and a storeroom. Also, 12 quarter acre ponds are utilized for research in addition to the inside facilities.

Specific objectives of the research include: 1) establishing nutritional requirements and management procedures for rearing aquatic species in Indiana; 2) examining alternative aquatic species for potential as new sources of revenue to the State of Indiana; 3) toxicological studies and 4) genotypic and phenotypic comparisons of certain fish species.

The facility meets research needs as defined by the faculty/staff; it complies with environmental regulations, allows for change and flexibility, and is constructed similar to other farm research facilities.

Department of Animal Sciences, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4808

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