Catfish Production: Water Surface Acres Down Slightly – USDA

🕔Jul 23, 2019The water surface area to be used for catfish production in the three major producing States (Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi) during July 1 through December 31, 2019, totaled 57.9 thousand […]

Outdoors: Pond Maintenance Boosts Performance, Prevents Catastrophes

🕔Jun 3, 2019Pond health and maintenance should be a top priority for landowners who want to get the most out of their favorite fishing hole, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Louisiana Crawfish: 6 Tips for Stocking Rice Fields

🕔May 24, 2019The cool weather we had in March and April delayed the growth of young rice and thus has delayed crawfish stocking. Some fields won’t be ready to stock until the […]

Louisiana Crawfish: White Spot Virus in Ponds

🕔Apr 30, 2019White Spot Syndrome Virus has popped up again this season. So far I’ve only talked to a handful of farmers that were affected but I suspect that many more acres […]

Texas Aquaculture: Low Catfish Prices Push Producers to Redfish, Bass

🕔Jan 21, 2019Consumer trends continue to drive an industry change from traditional aquaculture species like catfish to higher value species including redfish and hybrid striped bass, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Harvest Off to Slow Start; Monitor Bait Costs

🕔Jan 15, 2019The crawfish harvest season got off to a slow start in December. Since the catch was slow in all areas of the state, we can assume that the cool rainy […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Get Equipment Ready for Harvest

🕔Nov 13, 2018Ponds have been flooded for a month or so and farmers are preparing for crawfish harvesting. It is time to check the traps, make repairs to the boat and plan […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Almost Time to Flood Ponds

🕔Sep 17, 2018It’s almost time to flood crawfish ponds and get started on another season, said Mark Shirley, aquaculture specialist with the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant. But he recommends that […]

Louisiana Catfish Processors Compliant with USDA Regulations

🕔Aug 24, 2018In 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture took over regulating the catfish industry from the Food and Drug Administration. This change presented some major challenges to catfish processors in Louisiana. […]

Catfish Production: Water Surface Acres, Foodsize Inventory Increase

🕔Jul 20, 2018Water Surface Acres up 4 Percent The water surface area to be used for catfish production in the three major producing States (Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi) during July 1 through […]

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