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Research Project: Repeatability of Incidence and Time of Ovulation, Fecundity and Fertility in Channel Catfish Females Induced to Ovulate for Production

Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit

Project Number: 6066-31000-012-24-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 1, 2018
End Date: Apr 30, 2019

Objective:
To develop management strategies to keep/cull groups of channel catfish females based on repeatable reproductive performance to improve the efficiency of hybrid catfish fry production.

Approach:
To determine correlations between reproductive traits of individual catfish females induced to ovulate in two consecutive spawning seasons on reproductive performance in two years to develop strategies for on-farm selection of gravid females to improve the reproductive efficiency of catfish to produce hybrid catfish fry.