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Channel Catfish Production In Ponds
Michael P. Masser, John Jensen, Jerry R. Crews
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Pages / Length: 24
Publication Date: 02/10/1997

Catfish farming has grown rapidly since its beginning in the 1960s. More than 18,000 acres of water were used in commercial catfish production in Alabama in 1990. In the United States, catfish farming is the largest aquacultural industry, with more than 150,000 acres of water used to produce an estimated 425 million pounds of farm-raised catfish in 1989.