|Stone, Nathan - UNIV OF ARKANSAS|
Submitted to: Aquaculture Magazine
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 1999
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The farm gate value of Arkansas aquaculture production for 1998 totaled $162.8 million. Pond acreage estimated at 73,481 with 150.2 million pounds of fish produced. The economic input of aquaculture to the state is estimated at $1.3 billion. There are at least 300 active fish producers in the state who raise 15 different species. Channel catfish is the leading fish raised with a value of $103.4 million followed by bait fish valued at $37.9 million and other species at $21.5 million.