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Aquaculture / Fisheries - "Center of Excellence"

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The Natural State is home to more than 128,000 small water bodies covering more than 156,000 acres, in addition to the over 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,700 miles of rivers and streams. Each water body is unique and comes with unique problems. This portion of the website is designed to help you find solutions to your pond's problems.

Two of the most useful guides designed specifically for Arkansas pond owners are the MP360: Farm Pond Management for Recreational Fishing, and the MP556 - Aquatic Vegetation Control in Arkansas. The MP360 is a simple but comprehensive guide to building, managing and fixing pond fisheries while the MP556 is an overview of strategies to control aquatic vegetation. Download these guides for free by clicking the images below. 

Image of MP360 with link to PDF file     

Click the tile below that matches your current problem. If you do not find a solution, or your problem is not covered, click the Additional Resources tile for further assistance.   

Link to Pond Construction and Management page Link to Aquatic Weed page Link to Fish Stocking and Management page Link to Aeration page
Link to Fish Kill page Link to Muddy Water page Link to Leaking Pond page Link to Additional Resources page