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Abstract

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

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