A survey of previous fish farmer certificate holders in Arkansas was conducted during 1979-1980 using renewal questionnaires, telephone conversations, and personal contacts. This survey was compared with similar surveys from preceding years. Approximately 51.0% of 12,372 intensively farmed hectares in 1979-80 were devoted to bait fish production, while 22.9% were utilized in food fish production. Acreage in bait fish, food fish, and fingerling production decreased from 1979 to 1980; however, price increases during this time resulted in a higher total value of the industry
Fiegel, Donald H. and Freeze, Mike
"Aquaculture Industry of Arkansas in 1979-1980,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 35
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol35/iss1/11