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Michael G. Scott Award Winners

Erik Withalm

photo of Erik Withalm

2002 Recipient

I currently manage a 150 acre goldfish and koi farm in South Carolina, producing three strains of goldfish and many varieties of koi. The fish are raised in ponds ranging from 1 to 10 acres each. All fish are exported to England, live, for the ornamental (pond/aquarium) fish market. The knowledge I gained in the Fisheries Program (especially the Aquaculture & Disease oriented classes), as well as my experience managing the Arcata Wastewater Aquaculture Facility, have helped me tremendously in landing this job.

Pictured, is one of my many big, beautiful ladies (a female broodfish).

Thanks, Erik

Fish Network, Inc.
Farm Manager

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