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6/11/2014 NORTH CAROLINA AQUACULTURE UPDATE 2008 Thomas M. Losordo, Professor Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering North Carolina State University.

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1 6/11/2014 NORTH CAROLINA AQUACULTURE UPDATE 2008 Thomas M. Losordo, Professor Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering North Carolina State University Matt Parker NCDA & CS Jeff Hinshaw, Steve Gabel, Mike Frinsko, Molly Sandfoss, Skip Thompson Marc Turano, Harry Daniels NC Cooperative Extension Debra Sloan, NCDA&CS

2 6/11/2014 Thank you to all of the farms that provided the data to us for this presentation! This presentation will be posted online at: after the conference.

3 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA AQUACULTURE SPECIES Freshwater (146) Trout (86) Catfish (28) Striped Bass (14) Tilapia (9) Freshwater Prawns (8) Crawfish (5) Southern Flounder (1) Yellow Perch (1) Sturgeon Caviar (1) Ornamentals (2) Keith Hairr & Dean Raynor at an NC State Flounder Workshop Saltwater (665) Clams & Oysters (249 leases) Soft Shell Crabs (270 shedders) Black Sea Bass (1 R&D) (811 farms)

4 6/11/2014 NORTH CAROLINA AQUACULTURE BY REGION Cool and Coldwater Flow-Through Tank Production Warmwater Pond Production Water Limited Recirculating Tank Production

5 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA TROUT INDUSTRY 41 Food Fish Producers 3,597,500 $1.40 / Pound (- $0.01) Farm Gate Value = $5,505,850 (+ 5% )

6 6/11/ Hatcheries 9,454,500 $0.08 each Farm Gate Value = $799, NORTH CAROLINA TROUT INDUSTRY Eyed Trout Eggs

7 6/11/ Fee Fishing Operations 272,000 $3.80 / Pound Farm Gate Value = $1,034, NORTH CAROLINA TROUT INDUSTRY (+ $0.10)

8 6/11/ Processors 1,600,000 lbs (processed product) Average Price of Products = $5.09 / pound Value = $8,140, NORTH CAROLINA TROUT INDUSTRY STATUS Value Added Trout Products (+ $0.25)

9 6/11/2014 Farm Gate and Processed Product Value = $15,024, NORTH CAROLINA TROUT INDUSTRY IMPACT (+ $708,000 )

10 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA CATFISH INDUSTRY 28 Food Fish Producers 1,944 Pond Acres 8,442,000 Pounds Weighted Average Price = $0.842 Farm Gate Value = $7,108,164 Catfish Farm

11 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA CATFISH INDUSTRY 1 Fingerling Producer 5,600,000 fingerlings Farm Gate Value = $560,000 Catfish FINGER-lings

12 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA CATFISH SALES & PROCESSING 1 Processor Processed Value= $12,900,000

13 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA FEEDS PRODUCTION 1 Mill Producing 23 million pounds of feed Product Value= $4,900,000 ($426 / ton) Carolina Fish Feeds, Greenville, NC

14 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA CATFISH INDUSTRY VALUE Farm Gate, Processed Value Feed Milling = $25,468,164

15 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA HYBRID STRIPED BASS INDUSTRY* 14 Food Fish Producers 763 Pond Acres 1,276,849 Pounds $2.90 – $3.20 / Pound Farm Gate Value = $3,894,389 Dr. Craig Sullivan NC State University * 14 Active and 7 Reporting production from 396 acres

16 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA HYBRID STRIPED BASS INDUSTRY 5 Hatcheries* 2,600,000 Fingerlings $0.20 each Farm Gate Value = $520,000 Moving& Grading Hybrid Bass Fingerlings * 5 Active and 3 Reporting

17 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA TILAPIA INDUSTRY STATUS 8 Growout Fish Barns 1,059,400 Pounds average price $2.19/ lb. Farm Gate Value = $2,309,136 Dale Pridgen, Tilapia Farmer (+$0.19)

18 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA TILAPIA INDUSTRY STATUS 2 Fingerling Barns 1,650,000 each approx. $0.60 each Farm Gate Value = $990,000 Rick Jones, NCSU

19 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA FLOUNDER INDUSTRY STATUS 1 Operation: Hatchery, Nursery Tanks 100,000 Fingerlings 15,000 pounds food fish produced

20 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA YELLOW PERCH STATUS 1 Fingerling Grower 5 Acres of Production 600,000 Fish Sold Farm Gate Value = $49,500

21 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA CRAWFISH INDUSTRY STATUS* 5 Active Growers 39 Acres 9,500 Pounds $3.25 / lb. Farm Gate Value = $30,875 Crawfish

22 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA FRESHWATER PRAWNS STATUS 11 Growers Active 36 Acres* 26,000 Pounds 60% frozen tails $16.50 / lb. 40% whole $9.50 / lb. Farm Gate Value = $332,800 Small Production Ponds * 42 acres for 2009

23 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA FRESHWATER PRAWNS STATUS 1 Nursery 360,000 Juveniles Freshwater Prawns

24 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA CLAM & OYSTER INDUSTRY STATISTICS* 249 Leaseholders 1,909 Acres Planted 4,467 Bushels Clams 10,048 Bushels Oysters Farm Gate Value = $516,651 *data from Nov 2007-Oct. 2008

25 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA Blue Crab Shedding INDUSTRY STATISTICS 270 Active Permits 221,514 pounds Farm Gate Value = $1,294,974 crab molting crab shedding tanks

26 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA Sturgeon (for caviar) The LaPaz Group, LLC Lenoir, NC A gift by William White to The NC State College of Ag and Life Sciences 56% Ownership of LaPaz + $3.8 million Gift To complete the farm, conduct research and training, and to bring the company to profitability

27 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA Sturgeon (for caviar) The LaPaz Group 6 – 4,000 gal. tanks 12 – 25,000 gal. tanks Building 2 = 20 – 25,000 gal. tanks Atlantic Sturgeon, Russian Sturgeon Siberian Sturgeon

28 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA Aquaculture Operations and Farm Gate Value 147 Farms & 249 Shell Fish Leases 279 Crab Shedders Farm Gate = $24,946,339

29 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA Aquaculture Processors & Product Value 3 Processing Plants Processed Product Value = $21,040,000 Sydney Seafood Market

30 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA Aquaculture Farm Gate, Processed Product and Feed Value $50,886,339

31 6/11/2014 Business Planning & Permitting Assistance Mr. Matt Parker, NCDA & CS NCCES Aquaculture Economist Craven County Ag Bldg. ( ) Ms. Debra Sloan, NCDA & CS Aquaculture Business Advisor Western NC ( ) Mr. William Small, NCDA & CS Seafood Marketing ( )

32 6/11/2014 Technical Assistance Western NC Cooperative Extension Service Ms. Molly Sandfoss Area Aquaculture Agent Marion ( ) Mr. Skip Thompson Area Aquaculture Agent Waynesville, NC ( ) Dr. Jeff Hinshaw Aquaculture Specialist Fletcher, NC ( )

33 6/11/2014 Technical Assistance Eastern NC Cooperative Extension Service Mr. Steve Gabel Area Aquaculture Agent ( ) Mr. Mike Frinsko Area Aquaculture Agent ( ) Dr. David Green Seafood Specialist ( )

34 6/11/2014 Aquaculture Education Eastern NC Community Colleges Mr. Skip Kemp Carteret Community College ( ) Dr. Doug Holland Brunswick Community College ( )

35 6/11/2014 Campus Based Specialists Dr. Tom Losordo NC State, Raleigh ( ) Dr. Harry Daniels NC State, Raleigh Tidewater Res. Stn ( ) Mr. Dennis DeLong NC Fish Barn, Raleigh ( ) Dr. Marc Turano Sea Grant, NC State ( )

36 6/11/2014 Aquaculture Research Personnel NC State Campus Pamlico Field Lab Dr. Craig Sullivan UNC Wilmington Dr. Wade Watanabe NC State Campus Dr. Russell Borski

37 6/11/2014 NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Michael Stoskopf Dr. Ed Noga Dr. Jay Levine Dr. Craig Harms Dr. Greg Lewbart

38 6/11/2014 Aquaculture Research Personnel CMAST, NCSU Seafood Lab Dr. David Green Professor Ext. Specialist Center for Marine Science & Technology, NCSU Dr. David Eggleston Professor Center Director

39 6/11/2014 AQUACULTURE IN EDUCATION High Schools Teaching Science through Aquaculture Mr. Barry Bey, Instructor & Student South Brunswick High School

40 6/11/ NORTH CAROLINA A New Research Facility Marine Aquaculture Research Center Made possible with a gift from Dr. IJ and Sue Won

41 6/11/2014 AQUACULTURE CONFERENCES A Public / Private Partnership for 21 Years Major Sponsors NC Dept. of Agriculture NC State University NC Farm Bureau NC Small Business Tech. Dev. Center NC Sea Grant NC Aquaculture Association Our Corporate Sponsors Aquatic EcoSystems, Inc. Southern Aquaculture Supply Carolina Classics Catfish, Inc.


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