Aquaculture

The Aquaculture Program at the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk is an innovative program aimed at providing qualified women with valuable work skills they can use when they complete their sentences, thereby becoming productive citizens when they reenter society. The fish are sold to wholesalers who prepare and package the fish for retail outlets; WY Brand Industries does not sell directly to the public.
 
The Aquaculture Program is supervised by Dr. Heidi Atwood, who brings an extensive background in culture and production of fresh and salt-water aquatic species and teaching of related topics.

Inmates are trained and tested in key aquaculture operational areas including feed, inventory, production, nursery, and water quality. Training includes self-study and hands-on learning, and working with trainers in each area. Once certified in all areas inmate workers can choose to work toward becoming a trainer themselves.

The primary species raised by WWC is White Nile Tilapia, (Oreochromis Niloticus) which is a relatively large cichlid fish. WY Brand Industries provides quality fingerlings and finished product to wholesalers at competitive prices. Tilapia prices vary based on size and weight. Please submit the form below to request a quote or additional information.


 
Contact Information:

Mary Ann Majszak, Customer Service Manager
WY Brand Industries
1934 Wyott Drive, Suite 100
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-3437