William M. Bailey

Status of Commercial Aquaculture in Arkansas in 1975

A telephone and personal survey of all known Arkansas fish producers was made during the first quarter of1976 to determine the extent of change in aquaculture production during the past three years. The survey indicated that although intensive pond production has been reduced by about 4,050 hectares, the economic value since 1972, because of higher prices received for the products, has increased by 16.8% to $24,191,700. Growth in the industry has slowed in recent years due to narrowing profit margins and changes in prices and allotments for other agricultural crops.


An Evaluation of Striped Bass Introductions in the Southeastern United States

Striped bass have been introduced into many inland waters of the southeastern states in an effort to establish a fishery, and to provide a biological control for clupeoid fishes. The Striped Bass Committee of the Southern Division, American Fisheries Society compiled information on the success of past introductions in 1970 and again in 1973. The information collected by the Committee is used to illustrate the successes and failures of introductions of fry, fingerlings, and adult fishes. Variables, other than size of fish at the time of stocking, were tabulated and analyzed to determine...


Farm Fish Production in Arkansas During 1972

Fish farming in Arkansas continues to be a major industry with 1972 returns exceeding $21 million. This indicates an overall increase in value of23.5 percent since 1969. Acreage of intensively-farmed waters increased 15.7 percent since 1969. Data collected during this survey indicates that a peak in the industry was reached between 1969 and 1972 and that during the past year acreages devoted to fish production declined slightly. Personal interviews of fish farmers provided the most useful data in determining the total production. Acreage, production and dollar values are presented in...


A Preliminary Report On Spawning And Rearing Of Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon Idella) In Arkansas

Previous attempts to artifically spawn the grass carp have been unsatisfactory, with complete failure or insignificant success using the Russian method des~ribed by A. G. Konradt (1965). The same basic procedure, with variations in hormone, size of dose, and number of injections, proved to be successful in our attempt to spawn four year old fish. The following significant observations were made: I. Human chorionic gonadotropin, used as stimulating injections, and dry, whole carp pituitary, used as the resolving injection, produced a high percent of viable eggs. II. Extending...