Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Renovated UAPB Fish Diagnostic Laboratory Opens in Lake Village

Cutting the ribbon for the relocated and newly-renovated UAPB Fish Disease Diagnostic Lab in Lake Village are left to right: UAPB Aquaculture Specialist; Larry Dorman, state Director of Aquaculture Ted McNulty; Rep. Robert Moore, District 12; Sen. Jimmy Jeffress, District 24; UAPB Chancellor Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Jr.; Rep. Gregg Reep, District 8; Jerry Williamson, Lake Village City Council member and fish farmer; Wayne Branton, president of Catfish Farmers of Arkansas and fish farmer; Floy Bostick, Chicot County Quorum Court; Chicot County Judge Mack Ball, Jr. and Gene Higginbotham, aide to U.S. Rep. Mike Ross

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Fish Disease Diagnostic Lab in Lake Village is a valuable resource for area fish farmers, UAPB Chancellor Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Jr. said. Dr. Davis recently joined state and local officials in ceremoniously cutting a ribbon to open the lab in a newly renovated building near its former location. The new lab, which is part of UAPB's Aquaculture/Fisheries Center, is the result of collaboration with the city of Lake Village, the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The city provided the facility, the state and USDA provided funds to remodel the space and UAPB is providing skilled fish health experts, utility costs, supplies and equipment. Located at 1652C Highway 65 in Lake Village, the new lab serves fish producers and recreational pond owners by providing fish disease diagnosis, fish health inspections, water testing and more.

Read full articles in:

Pine Bluff Commercial - Pine Bluff, AR, Friday, May 22, 2009

FOX 16, Friday, May 22, 2009, Friday, May 22, 2009

Ashley County Ledger - Hamburg, AR, Tuesday, June 02, 2009

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