William A. Wurts, Ph.D.

Senior State Specialist for Aquaculture
Cooperative Extension Program
Kentucky State University at

UK Research and Education Center
P.O. Box 469 / 1205 Hopkinsville Street
Princeton, KY 42445-0469

Phone: 270/365-7541 ext. 200
FAX: 270/365-2667
E-mail: wwurts@uky.edu

Last Updated: 15-Sep-2014
Slide Shows

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Catfish Food Conversion Ratios, Feeding Rates and Growth
Presentation at Aquaculture America 2014; Seattle, WA; February 13, 2014. Book of Abstracts, p. 555.
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Rectangular Airlift Pumps (PDF 5.1MB)
Presentation at the 9th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture; Roanoke, VA (08/24/12) and at Aquaculture 2013; Nashville, TN (02/23/13).

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Basic Aquaculture -- Adobe Connect audio-visual presentation (takes 30-45 seconds to load)
Training seminar (60 min) for the National Guard ADT workshop held in Frankfort, KY via Adobe Connect (05/30/12).

Channel Catfish Growth in Single and Multiple Batch Production -- view also as (PDF 4.1 MB)
Presentation at the Catfish Research Symposium: Catfish Farmers of America; Savannah, GA, February 2012 and at Aquaculture 2012; Las Vegas, NV; March, 2012. Book of Abstracts, p. 497.

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Sustainable Small-Scale Catfish Farming -- view also as (PDF 3.1 MB)
Presentation at: Aquaculture 2011; New Orleans, LA; March, 2011. Book of Abstracts, p. 497.

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Establishing a Pond -- Pond Management (picture slides take 6-13 seconds to download) view also as (PDF 9.5 MB)
Presented at: Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop, General Butler State Resort Park, KY, 03/26/2011.
Updated from: 2010 Fall ANR Update, for all Ag & Natural Resource and Horticulture County Extension Agents, Winchester, KY, 10/19/2010.

Home-Use Catfish and Shrimp Farming (picture slides take 6-9 seconds to download) -- view also as (PDF 3.8 MB)
Presentation at Pond Management: Home-Use and Recreational Aquaculture Workshop, Frankfort, KY, 3/12/2011.
Click here for (Catfish Article) & (Shrimp Article)

Water Quality: pH, Liming and Oxygen (picture slides take 6-9 seconds to download) -- view also as (PDF 2.0 MB)
Presentation at Pond Management: Home-Use and Recreational Aquaculture Workshop, Frankfort, KY, 3/12/2011.
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(Liming Fact Sheet) & (pH, Alkalinity, Hardness Fact Sheet)

Harvesting Ponds (picture slides take 6-9 seconds to download) -- view also as (PDF 4.2 MB)
Presentation at Pond Management: Home-Use and Recreational Aquaculture Workshop, Frankfort, KY, 3/12/2011.
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Algae, Copper Sulfate & Alkalinity + Common Aquatic Weeds (picture slides take 6-9 seconds to download) -- view also as (PDF 9.2 MB)
Presentation at Aquatic Weed Control In-Service Training, Frankfort, KY, 3/11/2011 & Princeton, KY 2/11/11 .
Click here for (Copper Sulfate Article)
& (Liming Fact Sheet)

Pond Management (picture slides take 6-9 seconds to download)
Presented at: 2010 Fall ANR Update, for all Ag and Natural Resource and Horticulture County Extension Agents, Winchester, KY, 10/19/2010.

Farming Algal Fuel: An Aquaculture Production Perspective -- view also as (PDF 1.2 MB)
Presentation at: Aquaculture 2010; San Diego, CA; March 4, 2010. Book of Abstracts, p. 1105
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Also presented as: distance learning seminar for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 04-21-09.
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Sustainable Aquaculture: The Changing Horizon -- view also as (PDF 578 KB)
Presentation at: Aquaculture 2010; San Diego, CA; March 2, 2010. Book of Abstracts, p. 1104
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Salt Use to Reduce Stress (Live Fish Transport)
Presentation at: Aquaculture 2010; San Diego, CA; March 4, 2010. Book of Abstracts, p. 1107.
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Low Input Aquaculture
Presentation at: Aquaculture 2010; San Diego, CA; March 4, 2010. Book of Abstracts, p. 1106
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Small-Scale Aquaculture: Return on an Investment
Presentation at Aquaculture America 2009; Seattle, WA; February 18, 2009. Book of Abstracts, p. 379.
(click here for Abstract)

Top 10 Aquatic Weeds (in KY) (weed pictures take from 6-9 seconds to download)
Presented at: 2008 Fall ANR Update, for all Ag and Natural Resource and Horticulture County Extension Agents, in Winchester, KY, 10/22/2008.

Polyculture of Paddlefish Polyodon spathula in Ponds Used for Low-Input Production of Freshwater Shrimp Macrobrachium rosenbergii
Presented at: Aquaculture America 2008, Feb. 10, Orlando, FL. Book of Abstracts, p. 439.

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Cooperative Extension: Research & Technology vs. Reality
Presented at: Aquaculture America 2008, Feb. 10, Orlando, FL.

Low-input Shrimp Farming in Kentucky Macrobrachium rosenbergii
Presentation at: Aquaculture '07; San Antonio, TX; March 2, 2007. Book of Abstracts, p. 1008.
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Low Input Shrimp Farming in Kentucky, 2002-2004 Macrobrachium rosenbergii
Presentation at Aquaculture America 2006. Las Vegas, NV; February 14, 2006. Book of Abstracts, p. 357.
(click here for Newsletter Article)

Low Input Aquaculture
Presentation at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Aquaculture Association, February, 2006. Click on the following links for articles about low-input shrimp or catfish farming.

Using Salt for Live Fish Transport
Presentation at Aquaculture America 2005 in the Special Session: Live Transport of Aquatic Organisms. New Orleans, LA; January 20, 2005. Book of Abstracts, p. 499.
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Transporting Channel Catfish Fry and Eggs
Presentation at Aquaculture America 2005 in the Special Session: Live Transport of Aquatic Organisms. New Orleans, LA; January 20, 2005. Book of Abstracts, p. 500.
(click here for Article)

Shunt Biofiltration: A Concept and Design for Increasing Capacity
Presentation at: Aquaculture '04; Honolulu, HI; March 4, 2004. Book of Abstracts, p. 652.
(click here for Abstract)

Low-input Shrimp Farming Macrobrachium rosenbergii
Presentation at: Aquaculture '04; Honolulu, HI; March 4, 2004. Book of Abstracts, p. 652.
(click here for Abstract)

Challenges for Producing Channel Catfish in KY
(presented at Aquaculture America, February 2003, Louisville, KY; Book of Abstracts, p. 338)

Stabilizing Water Quality for the Production of Freshwater Shrimp
(presented at Aquaculture America, February 2003, Louisville, KY; Book of Abstracts, p. 338)

Small Scale Channel Catfish Farming
(presented at Aquaculture America, January 2002, San Diego, CA; Book of Abstracts, p. 369)

Plankton Harvest: Recycling Waste Nutrients to Improve Yield and Sustainability
(presented as "Bio-mechanical Plankton Harvest: A Conceptual Model for the Culture of Multiple Species" at Aquaculture, January 2001, Orlando FL; Book of Abstracts, p. 704)

Developing Feeding Tables for Aquaculture: Using Red Drum and Channel Catfish as Models
(presented at Aquaculture '98; Las Vegas, NV Book of Abstracts, p. 589.
(click here for Abstract)

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