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Research Project: Catfish Health Initiative

Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit

Project Number: 6402-31320-002-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 01, 2011
End Date: May 31, 2016

Objective:
The objective of this cooperative research project is to conduct aquaculture research addressing fish health problems limiting the production of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.

Approach:
All research conducted under this agreement will address practical, production oriented fish health or disease problems facing the farm-raised catfish industry in the southeastern United States and will address components of the USDA-ARS action plan for National Program 106-Aquaculture. Research projects will be conducted using pond and laboratory facilities at the Delta Research and Extension Center (National Warmwater Aquaculture Center, Stoneville, MS). These facilities are under the direction of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) and Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Research will address problems in the following broad subject areas: fish health management, fish diagnostics, epidemiology, and risk assessment modeling. On-farm demonstration projects, scientific articles, technical bulletins and educational workshops will be used to disseminate information to stakeholders.

Last Modified: 4/18/2014
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