2012 Meeting Agenda

2012 Catfish Industry Update Meeting

Demopolis, Alabama – December 12, 2012

8:30 – 9:00 Registration 

9:00 – 9:45 Welcome

– Opening Remarks and Welcome, David Rouse, Head, Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures

– Comments on future food supply

Bill Batchelor, Dean – AU College of Agriculture Dean & Director – Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station

– Check-off dollars and Use for Industry Improvement, Rick Oates, ALFA

– Overview of World Feed Situation and Opportunities, Allen Davis  (Power point presentation: davis-world-trends-in-food_2012 )

– Opportunities in Aquaculture, John Jensen Co-AFBI Director

 9:45 – 10:45 Catfish Health Management Initiative, targeting Aeromonas hydrophila

– Three-prong approach to solving Aeromonas hydrophila and Aeromonas h. research update, Mark Liles

– Aeromonas hydrophila epidemiology study results, Julie Bebak

– Disease Panel Q&A – Bill Hemstreet, Jeff Terhune, Mark Liles, Cova Arias, Yolanda Brady, Ash Bullard, Julie Bebak

10:45 – 11:45 Pond to Plate project Overview and Committee Updates  

– What is Pond to Plate? Terry Hanson (Power point presentation: hanson-pond-to-plate-dec-12-2012 )

– Pond to Plate / USB Activities: meetings, yield verification, off-color & off-flavor fillets, BMP development

– Pond to Plate committees (have industry folks lead each committee’s report)

– Price – establish formula-based pricing – Butch Wilson, Townsend Kyser, Terry Hanson

– Standards/SOPs/BMPs – Jesse Chappell, Yifen Wang, Mike Owens

– Social media marketing – David Cline and Lindsey Miller

– Re-branding – George Norris, Butch Wilson, Greg Whitis

– Positive strategic partners – Jesse Chappell, Butch Wilson

– Marketing professional – Randy Rhodes, Rick Oates

– Communication/Letter/Emails – Thed Spree, Terry Hanson

 11:45 – 12:00 SRAC Annual Meeting Summary – Jimmy Avery, SRAC Director and Extension Aquaculture Professor

 12:00 – 1:00 Noon Lunch with Recognition and Awards Ceremony

 1:00 – 1:45 Catfish Industry Update Panel – Thed Spree, moderator

 1:45 – 2:45 AU Fisheries Department Initiatives

– David Rouse, FAA Activities/Research, New research building’s experimental capacity & CAP program 10 minutes

– Eric Peatman, In-pond raceway research platform 10 minutes

– John Jensen, feed mill initiative 10 minutes

– Luke Roy, in-pond raceway, PAS and intensive pond aquaculture SRAC project, 10 minutes (Power point presentation:  roy_demopolis-dec-12-2012 )

– Other fishery researcher updates, 10 minutes

2:45 Adjourn