Brian L. Nerrie - 1973-1976 U.S. Peace Corps/Philippines

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Brian L. Nerrie - 1973-1976 U.S. Peace Corps/Philippines - now Professor of Oceanography

Brian L. Nerrie - 1973-1976 U.S. Peace Corps/Philippines - now Professor of Oceanography

Brian L. Nerrie






Aquaculture Office

Cooperative Extension

Box 9081, Virginia State University

Petersburg, Virginia 23806

Telephone: (804) 524-5903



EDUCATION S.U.N.Y. Maritime - Oceanography

Marist College B.A. Environmental Sciences

1969-1972: Auburn University M.S. Aquaculture/Nutrition

1977-1979:Auburn University Ph.D. Aquaculture and

1980-1981: Aquaculture Production 1984-1987 Economics

1988-present Virginia State University (VSU)

Extension Specialist, Aquaculture/Assistant

Professor:1997 - Split Appointment (55% Extension/25% Academic/20% Research), Supervised 1 Full-time and 1 Part-time Extension Staff; Directed Final Year, CREES Funded Polyculture Research project; Supervised 2 Full-time and 1 Part-time Research Staff; Chair, Data Collection Subcommittee, Faculty Committee; Graduate Research Committee; Member, National Catfish Database Committee; Academic Advisor,Aquatic Science Program (10 students) 1993-present); Building Manager,1994-present; Appointed Interim Project Leader (1992-93); Member, Virginia Aquaculture Advisory Board Technical Committee, 1995-present; Member, VSU Faculty Senate, 1998- present, Vice-Chair (1999-2000) Responsible to Dean and Director, VSU Cooperative Extension, School of Agriculture, Science and Technology; Identified Aquacultural Extension Program Needs; Developed Monthly Work Program with On-Route Objectives to Meet Annual Aquaculture Extension Program Goals for Virginia Pond Fish Farming; Instructor, Graduate and Undergraduate Level Aquaculture Courses; Developed Specific Aquaculture Course Curriculums: Introduction to Aquaculture, Pond Management, Aquaculture Systems Design, Aquatic Weed Control, Fish Breeding and Genetics, Salmonids, Hatchery Management, Fish Processing Technology, Fish Nutrition; Limnology; Internship; Coordinated Biology Student Senior Fish Nutrition Laboratory Project, 1995; Mentor, Science Students 1997- 1999; Appointed, Principal Investigator, Shrimp Polyculture Study 1992 - Present: Served as Member USDA Aquaculture Information and Technology Transfer Task Force (AITT); Member of AITT Committees; Electronic Information Systems, Information-Sharing and Referrals, Resource Guide to Aquaculture 1990-1994: Appointed by Governor to Virginia Agriculture Council;

Responsibility: Aquatic Environment Projects

1987-1988 Auburn University, Post-Doctoral Fellow Editor, "ICA COMMUNICAE", International Newsletter, Circulation 1400; Training Coordinator - Organized and Scheduled Short-Term Training for Peace Corps Fisheries Volunteers, 55 Trainees; Short-term International Program Evaluations 1984-1987:Auburn University, Graduate Research AssistantAssistant Director, Four-Month Aquaculture Training Program, March-July 1980, 1985, 1986 and 1987; 10-20 International Participants per year; Conducted In-depth Survey of Catfish Farmer Production Practices over Three-Year Period 1981-1983 USAID/JAMAICA Extension Advisor to Aquaculture Development Project; Research Associate USAID/Govt. of Jamaica Fisheries Development Project, Extension Advisor; Institutionalized Extension Program; Sustained Productive Relationship with Counterparts; Established Manageable Project Area; Devised Goal-Oriented Strategy for Private Sector Semi-Intensive Monosex Tilapia (Tilapia nilotica)

Farming Acceptance and Growth

1977-1980 Auburn University: Graduate Research Assistant

Conducted Pond and Aquarium Growth Research on All-Male Population of Tilapia nilotica with Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) as Predator: Compared Yields and Economic Feasibility of Pelleted Manures Versus Commercial Ration; Monitored Water Quality; Conducted Bi-Weekly Growth Sampling; Completed Stomach Analysis and Taste Tests; Analyzed and Reported Results.

1973-1976 U.S. Peace Corps/Philippines

Fisheries Volunteer

Republic of the Philippines (RP); U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer; Director, Three - Month U. S. Peace Corps/Philippines Fisheries Orientation and Development Program (OOP), Fresh and Brackish Water Fish-Pond Production and Artisanal Fisheries Improvement (27 Trainees); Technical Supervisor, Fingerling Production and Extension, Three-Month Training (18 Trainees); Research Coordinator, BFAR/National Pollution Control Commission: Conducted Bi-Weekly Water Quality and Fish Growth Sampling; Extension Agent (Mindinao): Milkfish (Chanos chanos) and Prawn (Penaeus monodon) Culture; Completed Regional Farmer and Pond Survey

Selected Publications/Presentations

Nerrie, B.L., D.E. Prior, and R. Hollowell. 1999. Supplemental Feeding of Pond Monocultured Freshwater Shrimp in Virginia., VAS Annual Meeting. Nerrie, B.L., D.E. Prior, and R. McLaughlin. 1999. Adoption of Freshwater Shrimp Farming in Virginia. VAS Annual Meeting. 1999. Aquaculture. Wildlife, Fish, and Aqua 1998. USDA pp. 232-233 Nerrie, B.L. 1998. Recirculating aquaculture systems as teaching tool. Proc.2nd Int. Conf. Recirc. Aqua. pp:25-26. Hollowell, R., B.L. Nerrie, and D.E. Prior. 1998. Freshwater Shrimp, Hybrid Striped Bass, and Channel Catfish Monocultures vs. Their Polyculture Combinations: A Comparison of Total Lipids and Crude Protein in Fingerlings. (abs.) Jour. Vir. Acad. Sci. Prior, D.E., B.L. Nerrie, and R. Hollowell. 1998. Effects of Polyculture on Hybrid Striped Bass and Channel Catfish Fingerling Production.(abs.) Jour. Vir. Acad. Sci. 49(2):56. Nerrie, B.L. 1997. What is a triploid grass carp? Vir. Lakes & Waters. Summer, pp. 4-5. Nerrie, B.L. 1997. Hybrid striped bass marketing in Virginia - case studies. (abs.) Jour. Vir. Acad. Sci. Reid, A.O. and B.L. Nerrie. 1997. Preliminary in vitro feed studies with Anguilla rostrata elvers. Proceedings: 11th Biennial ARD Res. Sym., San Antonio, TX Nerrie, B.L. 1996. Practical emergency low dissolved oxygen solution. Vir. Lakes & Waters. Fall, pp. 1-2. Nerrie, B.L. and A.O. Reid. 1995. Evaluation of the first five years of public supported hybrid striped bass farming development in Virginia: 1990-1994. (abs. ) Aqua.'95, WAS Nerrie, B.L. 1993. Randolph farm aquaculture facility. Vir. Lakes & Waters. Winter, pp. 3-4. Nerrie, B.L. and A.O. Reid. 1992. A developing extension success story: pond aquaculture in Virginia. (abs.) 23rd Ann. Conf., WAS Nerrie, B.L. and A.O. Reid. 1991. Youth aquaculture awareness program in Virginia (abs.) 22nd Ann. Conf. WAS, p. 47. Nerrie, B.L. 1991. Status of fish feeding activity in Virginia. Mid-Atlan. Aqua. Conf., Nutrition Session, 6 June, Fredericksburg, VA Nerrie, B.L., L.U. Hatch, C.R. Engle, and R.O. Smitherman. 1990. The economics of intensifying catfish production: A production function analysis. JWAS 21:216-224. Nerrie, B.L. 1990. Grow-out of hybrid striped bass in Virginia's farm ponds. PA & LM 8:4. Nerrie, B.L. 1990. Hybrid striped bass "is there an alternative to catfish?". Midwest Reg. Cage Culture Workshop. Purdue Univ., CES-234 Nerrie, B.L. 1989. Aquaculture initiative. Virginia State University Ext. Info. Leaflet No. 109. 2 pp. Newton, S.H. and B.L. Nerrie. eds. 1989. A workshop on the culture of hybrid striped bass. V.S.U., Petersburg, VA, 80 pp. Nerrie, B.L. 1989. Aquaculture, fishing and other income opportunities from aquatic systems. Proc. Income Oppt. Conf., WV Coop. Ext. Ser., Morgantown, WV pp. 137-146. ......,B.L. Nerrie. 1989. Information processing report and recommendations for the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Virginia State University, VA Nerrie, B.L. 1988-present. Aquaculture information sheets, Coop. Ext. Ser., Vir State Univ. Petersburg, VA Nerrie, B.L. 1987. Input-output analysis of West-Central Alabama catfish production ponds. Ph.D. Dissertation, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Nerrie, B.L., ed. 1983-1987. ICA COMMUNICAE. Vol. 6-10, Auburn University, AL Nerrie, B.L. 1985. Off-flavor in fish. ICA COMMUNICAE. 8(2):3. Auburn University, AL Popma, T.J., F.E. Ross, B.L. Nerrie and J.R. Bowman. 1984. The development of commercial farming of tilapia in Jamaica 1979-1983. R-D Sea. No. 31. IA, Ala Agric. Exp. Sta., Auburn Univ., AL Nerrie, B.L. 1984. ICA computer network. ICA COMMUNICAE. 7(2):5, Auburn University, AL Nerrie, B.L. 1981-1983. Jamaican fish farming tips. Nos. 1-28. Inland Fisheries Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Jamaica Nerrie, B.L. and R.O. Smitherman. 1979. Production of male Tilapia nilotica using pelleted chicken manure (abs.) World Aquaculture Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA Nerrie, B.L. 1976. Fisheries training design. U.S. Peace Corps/Philippines, Manila, Philippines Rehwoldt, R.W., J. Menapace, B.L. Nerrie and D. Alexandros. 1972. The effects of increased temperature upon the acute toxicity of some heavy metal ions. Bull. Envir. Cont. and Tox. 8:91-96. Rehwoldt, R.W., G. Bida and B.L. Nerrie. 1971. Acute toxicity of copper, nickel and zinc ions to some Hudson River fish species. Bull. Envir. Cont. and Tox. 6:445-448.

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