Optimum growth and production of channel catfish necessitate maintaining optimum environmental conditions. Although catfish farmers utilize a variety of management practices that are specific to individual farms, general management practices or production schemes have been developed to optimize production efficiency. The catfish production system or production practices described in this summary provide brief recommendations for culture systems, biology and management of different life stages (adults, juveniles, and foodfish), and harvesting and processing. The information provided is not inclusive, and detailed information can be obtained from the references provided.
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