The study reported here involved a mail survey of Indiana aquaculture producers to determine the level of Indiana aquaculture and what producers thought were constraints to aquaculture development. Aquaculture is a minor part of Indiana's agricultural economy. Suggested constraints were generally ranked as significant, but the top three constraints were identified as high start-up costs, lack of well-established market for aquaculture products, and high costs of day-to-day operations. Consequently, research and Extension programming has focused on funding aquaculture businesses, analyzing market potential, assessing aquaculture's place in the general seafood industry, and developing value-added aquaculture products.
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Quagrainie, K., Hart, S., & Brown, P. (2008). An Exploratory Study of Farmers' View on Aquaculture Development in Indiana. The Journal of Extension, 46(2), Article 14. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss2/14