Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research UnitTitle: Channel catfish Author
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/9/2010
Publication Date: 2/1/2012
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.