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Pond aquaculture is farming in impounded good quality water with a maximum depth of eight feet using various levels of intensity.  Smooth impervious clay bottoms with a minimal slope allow easy seine harvesting.  Commercially available feed is broadcast to the crop and water quality parameters, primarily dissolved oxygen concentration, are maintained.  Multiple aquaculture crops can be raised in ponds based on the projected consumer demand for locally grown products and the seasonal temperatures.  These include hybrid striped bass, channel catfish, freshwater shrimp, ornamental fish and rainbow trout.  Commercially available pelleted feed is provided to the animals with excellent feed conversions ranging from 1.8-3.0.

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