Those interested in fish farming and supporters of the states aquaculture industry are invited to the annual Aquaculture Forum, co-sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Days Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Flatwoods

The morning session will cover a wide range of topics. Researchers from WVU , Bluefield State College, West Virginia State College and The Conservation Funds Freshwater Institute will make presentations.

The afternoon session will feature David Smith, found of Freshwater Farms of Ohio. Smith manages a rapidly growing family-operated fish farming business that includes processing, grow-out and retail operations. His venture brings the freshness of locally grown, farm-raised fish to the Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, markets. The afternoon break with include a smoked fish tasting.

Along with the WVU Extension Service, other forum sponsors include the West Virginia Aquaculture Association and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

To register, contact Becky Casteel at 304-293-6131, ext. 4231. Register by Jan. 1 to confirm space for the luncheon.

For more information on the forum, visit on the World Wide Web.