Decisions on stocking channel catfish fry should be based on the abundance of large zooplankton in the pond water, rather than total zooplankton abundance.
Columnaris disease in channel catfish is caused by Flavobacterium columnare, a gram-negative, long rod-shaped bacteria ubiquitous in freshwater environments.
Sensitive detection of enteric septicemia is important to the successful development of a selective-breeding program for ESC resistance.
Research indicates that small improvements in current management practices can significantly improve the hatching success of channel catfish.
Studies at the Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center show that adding menhaden oil to catfish diets can produce fillets with more omega-3s.