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Main Title Aquaculture Potential for Hornyhead Chubs.
Author J. Gunderson ; C. Richards ; P. Tucker
CORP Author Minnesota Sea Grant Program, Duluth.; National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Duluth, MN. Mid-Continent Ecology Div. (Duluth) Library.; Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Sea Grant Program.
Year Published 2010
Report Number USDA-2005-38500-15847
Stock Number PB2011-114496
Additional Subjects Aquaculture ; Fish ; Spawning ; Minnesota ; Harvesting ; Reproduction (Biology) ; Location ; Behavior ; Disease prevention ; Economic assessment models ; Graders ; Baitfish ; Hornyhead chub ; Outdoor spawning systems ; Indoor over-winter growout facilities ; Nocomis biguttatus
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-114496 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The hornyhead chub (Nocomis biguttatus) is one of the most valuable baitfish species in Minnesota. Culturing hornyhead chub supplies valuable baitfish to anglers and generates income for fish farmers and baitshop owners in Minnesota and other northern states. Hornyhead chubs can be reared in aquaculture facilities and sold through baitshops to anglers, who are often willing to pay $5 to $6 per dozen. Because it is illegal to import baitfish into Minnesota, such prices put harvesting pressure on wild populations. Culturing hornyhead chubs relieves pressure on wild populations while keeping the market adequately supplied with this desirable bait. This technical bulletin describes how to spawn and grow hornyhead chubs produced in an outdoor spawning system and an indoor over-winter growout facility.