Fisheries Extension

fisheries extension with Jim Rice

Extension efforts in fisheries are focused primarily on meeting the needs of these client groups:

  • county extension agents
  • natural resource agency personnel
  • pond owners and the general public
  • school teachers
  • youth (4-H and K-12)

We educate county agents, agency personnel, and pond owners on fisheries and aquatic issues through seminars and field days, provide direct technical assistance to individuals, and disseminate information through basic training, concise educational materials (booklets and videos) and a comprehensive fisheries extension website.

Applied research on reservoir and marine fisheries management provides specialized assistance to NC Wildlife Resources Commission and NC Division of Marine Fisheries Biologists and NC Sea Grant agents on management issues via frequent collaborative interactions and service on various regional and state advisory committees.

Fisheries Extension Faculty

Contact Us

For additional information, first contact your local county Cooperative Extension Center. View the complete list of county cooperative extension centers.

Pond Management
Dr. Jim Rice
Professor and Extension Fisheries Specialist
NC State University
Department of Applied Ecology
David Clark Labs, Box 7617
Raleigh, NC 27695-7617
Phone: 919-515-4592
Fax: 919-515-5327
Aquatic Weed Management
Dr. Rob Richardson
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
NC State University
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Williams Hall 4401B, Box 7620
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919-515-5653
Fax: 919-515-7959