Biology and Culture of Channel Catfish, Volume 34 by C.S. Tucker, J.A. Hargreaves

By C.S. Tucker, J.A. Hargreaves

The historical past of channel catfish farming within the usa serves as a version for the advance of pond-based aquaculture industries all over the world. Channel catfish farming is the most important and economically most vital aquaculture within the usa. In 2003, over 300,000 metric plenty (662 million kilos) of channel catfish have been processed, representing approximately part the whole usa aquaculture construction. call for for farm-raised catfish is powerful, with checklist processing years in 2002 and 2003. In 22 chapters written through energetic scientists within the box, Biology and tradition of Channel Catfish comprehensively synthesizes over 30 years of analysis in this American icon. during the booklet, primary organic elements of channel catfish are associated with sensible tradition techniques.

Topics comprise:
• most up-to-date details on reproductive body structure, genetics, and breeding
• entire remedy of catfish food, feeds, and feeding practices
• Water caliber administration and pond dynamics
• In-depth overview of immunology in channel catfish
• useful info on illnesses and healthiness administration
• recommendations for advertisement tradition, together with cutting edge strategies akin to raceways, recirculating platforms, and partitioned aquaculture structures
• Catfish economics and advertising
• Exploration of environmental issues, together with urged most sensible administration Practices

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Jackson and Francis (1999) evaluated stocking of three sizes of channel catfish in Nebraska impoundments and found that 23 cm (9-inch) TL and 28 cm (11-inch) TL fish had higher survival than 18 cm (7-inch) TL fish. Howell and Betsill (1999) evaluated different sizes of advanced channel catfish fingerlings stocked in small Texas impoundments. They found that relative survival was significantly greater when mean length was greater than 23 cm (9 inches) TL. Survival was not related to Secchi disk transparency, abundance of prey fish, abundance of largemouth bass, or abundance of largemouth bass greater than 26 cm (14 inches) TL.

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Movement of channel catfish in the lower Wisconsin River and Pool Numbers 10 and 11 ofthe Mississippi River using radio telemetry. Pages 177-187 in E. R. Irwin, W. A. Hubert, C. F. Rabeni, H. L. , and T. Coon (editors): Catfish 2000: Proceedings ofthe International Ictalurid Symposium. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 24, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Flotemersch, J. E. 1996. Utilization of Crayfish by Channel Catfish in a FIoodplain-River Ecosystem. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University, Mississippi, USA.

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