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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVING PRODUCTION STRATEGIES IN CHANNEL CATFISH FARMING

Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit

Title: Channel catfish

Author
item Tucker, Craig -

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 9, 2010
Publication Date: February 1, 2012
Citation: Tucker, C.S. 2012. Channel catfish. In: Lucas, J., Southgate, P. editors. Aquaculture: Farming Aquactic Animals and Plants. 2nd edition. Ames, Iowa: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. p. 365-383.

Interpretive Summary: This book chapter provides a comprehensive overview of channel catfish aquaculture. It addresses the development and current state of the farm-raised catfish industry, the biology of the fish, and how it is cultured.

Technical Abstract: This book chapter provides a comprehensive overview of channel catfish aquaculture. Sections include fish biology; commercial culture; culture facilities; production practices; water quality management; nutrition, feeding and feed formulation; infectious diseases; harvesting and processing; and the future of channel catfish farming.

Last Modified: 12/20/2014
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