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Biology and Culture of Channel Catfish

Series: Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science Volume: 34

Edited By: Craig S Tucker and John A Hargreaves

676 pages, illus


Hardback | Sep 2004 | Edition: 2 | #150135 | ISBN: 0444505768
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The history of channel catfish farming in the United States serves as a model for the development of pond-based aquaculture industries worldwide. Channel catfish farming is the largest and economically most important aquaculture industry in the United States. In 2003, over 300,000 metric tons (662 million pounds) of channel catfish were processed, representing about half the total United States aquaculture production. Demand for farm-raised catfish is strong, with record processing years in 2002 and 2003. In 22 chapters written by active scientists in the field, Biology and Culture of Channel Catfish comprehensively synthesizes over 30 years of research on this American icon. Throughout the book, fundamental biological aspects of channel catfish are linked to practical culture techniques.


Contributors. Preface. 1. Industry development (J.A. Hargreaves, C.S. Tucker). 2. Natural history and fisheries (D.C. Jackson). 3. Environmental biology (J.A. Hargreaves, J.R. Tomasso Jr.). 4. Reproductive physiology (J.T. Silverstein, B.C. Small). 5. Genetics and breeding (W.R. Wolters, T.R. Tiersch). 6. Broodfish management (A.M. Kelly). 7. Hatchery management (J.L. Avery, J.A. Steeby). 8. Culture methods (C.S. Tucker, J.L. Avery, D. Heikes). 9. Pond hydrology (C.E. Boyd). 10. Pond water quality (C.S. Tucker, J.A. Hargreaves). 11. Nutrition (M.H. Li, E.H. Robinson, B.B. Manning). 12. Feeds and feeding practices (E.H. Robinson, B.B. Manning, M.H. Li). 13. Immunology (M.M. Moore, J.P. Hawke). 14. Infectious diseases (J.P. Hawke, L.H. Khoo). 15. Health management (D.J. Wise et al.). 16. Bird depredation (J.F. Glahn, D.T. King). 17. Cages and in-pond raceways (M.P. Masser). 18. Flow-through and recirculating systems (T.M. Losordo, L.E. Ray, D.P. DeLong). 19. Partitioned aquaculture systems (D.E. Brune et al.). 20. Processing (D.L. Marshall). 21. Marketing and economics (C.R. Engle, T.R. Hanson). 22. Environmental issues (C.E. Boyd, J.A. Hargreaves). Index.

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