Authors as Published

Authored by: Terrel Christie, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Mississippi State University; Brian Dorr, Research Wildlife Biologist, US Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi Field Station; Luke Roy, Associate Extension Professor, Auburn University; Anita M. Kelly, Extension Professor, Auburn University; Carole Engle, Engle-Stone Aquatic$, LLC, Adjunct faculty, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech; Paul Burr, Research Associate, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Mississippi State University; Brian Davis, Associate Professor, Kennedy Chair Waterfowl & Wetlands Ecology, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Mississippi State; and Jonathan van Senten, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Virginia Seafood Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech.

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Catfish aquaculture is an important agricultural commodity in Mississippi with most of the production occurring in the Delta region of the state. A vital factor in managing these farms is reducing fish loss from bird depredation. The most notable bird species that consume catfish are Double-crested Cormorants. This publication discusses the occurrence, diet, bioenergetics, and economic effects of Double-crested Cormorant on catfish farms.

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Publication Date

March 9, 2020