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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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March 9, 2020