VSU to hold fish cage-building workshop

Published 9:21 am Wednesday, June 6, 2018


On Thursday, June 14, Virginia State University is hosting a free and public fish cage-building workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. at Randolph Farm Pavilion, 4415 River Road, Petersburg.

This workshop will appeal to anyone with a farm pond who is interested in raising fish in cages for profit or personal consumption. Participants will learn the basics of cage aquaculture and how to construct a fish cage. Cage-building materials will be provided, but participants should bring leather gloves, tin snips, a tape measure, cutting pliers and protective goggles.

Dr. David Crosby, Dr. Brian Nerri and Dr. Louis Landsman will make presentations.

Space is limited, so register early. To do so, visit www.ext.vsu.edu/calendar, click on the event and then click on the registration link.

If you need further information or are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Crosby at dcrosby@vsu.edu, 804-712-3771. Contact Debra B. Jones at dbjones@vsu.edu, 804-524-5496 during the business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations no later than five days prior to the event.