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Research Project: Identification of Natural Compounds to Control Pests in Catfish Ponds

Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit

Project Number: 6066-31000-016-018-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2020
End Date: Jun 30, 2025

Identification of natural compounds, generally recognized as safe and generally inexpensive, that reduce or eradicate parasitic invertebrates, particularly snails, in catfish ponds with limited toxicity to fish and phytoplankton.

ARS will provide organisms for small scale screening of invertebrates, and organisms and facilities for toxicity testing. Cooperator will utilize existing bank of natural compounds to perform initial screening, and provide candidate compounds for toxicity testing of fish and phytoplankton in tanks and experimental ponds.