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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Tucker, Craig
Research Leader
craig.tucker@ars.usda.gov
(662) 686-3597
WARMWATER AQUACULTURE RESEARCH UNIT
P. O. BOX 38
Stoneville MS 38776

Mission:
The mission of the Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit is to develop technologies that improve the efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of fish farming in the United States. This mission will be accomplished by developing improved fish strains and hybrids and by developing better production technologies. Advances in applied breeding will rely on information derived from research in quantitative and qualitative genetics, reproduction, physiology, immunology, molecular and cellular genetics, and bioinformatics. Hatchery and pond management technologies will be developed to provide environmental conditions that maximize performance of genetically improved fish.

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