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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Craig S. Tucker
Research Leader
(662) 686-3597
P. O. BOX 38
Stoneville MS 38776

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The mission of the Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit is to improve the efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of catfish farming and other warmwater fish aquaculture in the United States. This mission is accomplished by developing improved fish strains and hybrids and by developing better production technologies. Advances in applied breeding rely on research in quantitative and qualitative genetics, reproduction, physiology, immunology, and bioinformatics. Improved hatchery and pond management technologies provide environmental conditions that maximize performance of genetically improved fish.

Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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