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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff fulfills its mission to provide opportunities of higher education for all people regardless of their socio-economic status, race, sex, age, religion, or national origin by identifying and  accepting students with  academic promise.   Admissions is an entry point, a doorway to the academic community that is UAPB.

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UAPB Aquaculture Experiment Station
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is located in the northern part of the city of Pine Bluff in South Central Arkansas. The city has a population of 63, 000 and is the county seat of Jefferson County. It is accessible by land via State Highways 65 and 79 and by air via Little Rock Airport and Grider Field, located in Pine Bluff.

Cultural and recreational facilities include the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center, movie theaters, libraries, bowling alleys, roller skating rinks, golf courses, swimming pools, parks, a city lake, riverside sporting and recreation activities, and a convention center that attracts top national entertainers. Pine Bluff has major chain motels and a variety of fine restaurants. Just 38 miles to the north is the state capitol, Little Rock. Approximately 142 miles northeast of Pine Bluff is Memphis, Tennessee.

Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries (AQFI)

UAPB offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fisheries Biology.   This Program trains professionals in aquatic resources and fisheries management.   The curriculum is designed for majors who wish to study aquatic ecology, fish biology, fish farming, and other related areas.   Objectives of the Bachelor of Science Degree Program are: United States Universities, Colleges and SchoolsUnited States Universities, Colleges and Schools

  • To educate students to acquire critical aquaculture skills to prepare them for employment in the fish farming industry on fish farms, in processing plants, feed mills and in other aquaculture support industries.  
  • To educate students in essential areas of fisheries management, ecology and related environmental studies for employment in state and federal agencies as well as the private sector.  
  • To prepare undergraduate students in the disciplines of aquaculture, fisheries management, ecology, and related environmental studies who will pursue graduate degrees in diverse areas that include aquaculture, fisheries, agriculture, veterinary sciences, toxicology, ecology and related environmental sciences.

The Arkansas State Board of Higher Education has approved a Master of Science of Degree Program in Aquaculture/Fisheries at UAPB.   The Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries is now accepting applications for the Master of Science Degree Program.

AQFI Facilities

UAPB owns and maintains a 212 acre agricultural research farm that includes 91 earthen ponds ranging in size from 0. 1 to 0. 5 acres each. A 5 acre reservoir is used for water storage and supply, and a 5 acre farm pond is available for cage studies. Water is supplied by both a shallow irrigation well and a deep well. Also, electrical service is available to all ponds. Forty-eight plastic-lined, steel-rimmed, nine foot diameter outdoor pools are used for nutrition, fish health, and water quality studies. A roof-covered fish holding facility that consists of eight roof-covered vats (17' x 4' x 3') on a 1600 sq. ft. concrete slab is used for fish health, grading, and teaching purposes.

UAPB also has an 871 acre farm north of Lonoke, Arkansas. This farm includes 200 acres of fish ponds (13 earthen ponds ranging in size from 10 to 29 acres), a grading shed and eight electric wells. This farm is being converted into a demonstration unit for aquaculture and fisheries research and extension education.

Support facilities on the UAPB campus include a hatchery building (5, 400 sq. ft. ) with an 1, 800 sq. ft. aquarium and tank room and a 2, 000 sq. ft. holding tank facility. Other storage buildings for feed, chemical, net, tool and farm equipment are also located at the aquaculture research site. A 900 sq. ft. laboratory at the fisheries shop building has space for fisheries resource sampling equipment and fish taxonomy work.

The Agricultural Research Complex on the Experiment Station houses offices, the fisheries library, and additional laboratory space. A 1, 000 sq. ft. wet laboratory, complete with aquaria and tanks, is adjacent to a 700 sq. ft. water quality and plankton analysis laboratory . Studies on fish nutrition are conducted in a separate 1, 000 sq. ft. laboratory, which contains a walk-in cooler, freezer, an ultracold freezer for sample storage, equipment for preparation of experimental diets, and instrumentation for analysis of feeds and tissues. The new extension building houses a 1153 sq. ft. fish health research and diagnostic laboratory with 100 aquaria for disease research.

Click on the following link to get information on our Graduate Program.

The Aquaculture/Fisheries Graduate Program Handbook   (Pdf file, 66kb, 16 pgs)

UAPB offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fisheries Biology.   This Program trains professionals in aquatic resources and fisheries management.   The curriculum is designed for majors who wish to study aquatic ecology, fish biology, fish farming, and other related areas.   Objectives of the Bachelor of Science Degree Program are:

  • To enable students to secure productive employment in the fish farming industry and in state and federal fisheries agencies.
  • To teach students the biological principles of fisheries science.
  • To prepare students to continue their education in graduate school.
  • To help students understand environmental implications as they relate to fisheries.

 

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Aquaculture/Fisheries Center
Mail Slot 4912
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

website: www.uaex.edu/aqfi/
email: kquagrainie@uaex.edu 

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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Aquaculture/Fisheries Center

Mail Slot 4912

Pine Bluff, AR 71601


website: www.uaex.edu/aqfi/ email: kquagrainie@uaex.edu  

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