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Biology and Culture of Channel Catfish
By Craig S. Tucker, John A. Hargreaves, Hardcover 676 pages.

Biology and Culture of Channel Catfish (Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science)Farm-raised channel catfish is the most important aquaculture inductry in the United States, representing about half the total United States aquaculture production. This book summarizes the enormous volume of scientific information generated over the last quarter century. It was written by the most prominent scientists in catfish aquaculture. Comprehensive, extensively referenced chapters provide an overview of thge development and current state of the catfish industry, the biology of the fish, and how it is cultured. This book is an invaluable reference for scientists and students in aquaculture. It is also essential reading for commercial producers, who will find a wealth of information to improve production effeciency and economic performance. By providing insight into one of the most sucessful aquaculture industries in the world, the book will also be useful to anyone interested in warmwater aquaculture globally.

Channel Catfish Farming Handbook
By Craig S. Tucker and Edwin H. Robinson, Hardcover, 454 pages.

Looks at the most successful aquaculture endeavor in the US, as well as the fastest growing food production industry. Summarizes the latest technology being used to grow channel catfish for commercial sale. The first part of the book gives an overview of the biology of channel catfish - spawning, fertilization, early life history, and nutrition. The second part covers culture protocols which producers can use to build a better commercial operation. Contains a glossary and a large number of tables and illustrations. It is an excellent reference for researchers and industry professionals which gives a great amount of detailed information on how channel catfish are grown commercially in the United States.

Recent Developments in Catfish Aquaculture
By Douglas Tave and Craig S. Tucker (Editors), Hardcover, 389 pages.

A collection of papers presented at the Catfish Research Symposium, sponsored by the Catfish Farmers of America, and held in Orange Beach, Alabama. It illustrates the current research efforts in catfish culture and shows the scope of research that is being conducted in nutrition, genetics, water quality management, economics, fish health, and pond production systems.

Carp and Pond Fish Culture: Including Chinese Herbivorous Species, Tench, Pike, Pike-perch, Catfish, and Goldfish
By Laszlo Horvath, Gizella Tamas and C. Seagrave (Contributor), Hardcover, 170 pages.

A detailed yet practical guide to the principles and procedures of cyprinid fish farming using traditional and modern pond culture techniques. Describes the complete cycle of fish culture from selection and spawning of broadstock through methods of early fry rearing to growing and harvesting. A special chapter is devoted to the propagation of other pond fish species including pike, zander, wels-catfish, tench, gold fish and Chinese herbivorous species. Copiously illustrated.

An Atlas of Freshwater and Marine Catfishes: A Preliminary Survey of the Siluriformes
By Warren E. Burgess, Paperback, 784 pages.

No book has ever attempted to deal with the catfishes, (all 32 families) in their entirety - until now. Here at least is the definitive book on catfishes dealing with more than 2000 species all over the world. The text treats the catfishes family by family, giving for each the morphological characters as well as any biological information that may be available. A key to the genera contained within the family is offered whenever possible, and descriptions of each genus to help in generic recognition. At the end of each family write-up is included a complete checklist of genera and species. To complement the extensive text are 285 full colour plates (over 1700 photos) of catfishes from all over the world. Many catfishes, both rare and rarely photographed, are illustrated, providing the reader with the best and most up-to-date identification guide ever assembled. It contains an incredible wealth of information on catfish keeping, breeding, taxonomy etc.

The World of Catfishes
By Midori Kobayagawa and Warren E. Burgess (Editors), Hardcover, 192 pages.

This book contains almost all families of catfishes including Asian, African, European, North and South American. There were equal pages/pictures devoted to all species not just the most popular catfish. There are a lot of full color pictures. There is also text on keeping the different families of fish including pH, temperature, hardness etc. Overall this is one of the most complete catfish books on the market.

All Corydoras
By Ulrich Glaser and Frank Schaefer, Paperback, 144 pages.

All known plated catfish are presented with 650 brilliant color photographs and introductory text. Besides the genera Aspidoras, Brochis, Corydoras, Callichthys Dianema, Hoplosternum, all variants, mutants, hybrids, breeding forms and undescribed forms are shown ("C-numbers"). All AQUALOG -reference books introduce each fish (incl. breeding forms etc.) with at least one color photo and a short description. The ingenious code number system labels every known or newly discovered fish with an individual code number. This number remains, despite any scientific renaming. Moreover, it enables you to communicate internationally about any fish without the danger of confusion regarding local names! This reference book always stays up-to-date! All newly discovered or bred species are regularly published as supplements or so-called "stickups". These stickers can be attached to the empty pages at the end of the book.

The Catfish Connection: Ecology, Migration, and Conservation of Amazon Predators
By Ronaldo Barthem and Michael Goulding (Contributor), Hardcover, 184 pages.

In this book, two leading scientists offer a groundbreaking ecological view of the Amazon as seen through some of its most curious and widespread animals: the large predatory catfishes that dominate the river channels and estuary. While focusing primarily on two species of giant catfish - known locally as dourada and piramutaba - Ronaldo Barthem and Michael Goulding also present natural history summaries of thirteen large predatory fish found in Amazon river channels. The Catfish Connection details the various methods employed by small-scale and commercial fishing operations in their exploitation of the commercially valuable resource. The authors propose the first realistic measures for the management of the commercial fisheries. This important study and their integral place within the ecology of the estuary and inland waters of the Amazon will be an essential reference for marine and conservation biologists in the field, ecologists, scientists studying migration, and resource management professionals.

Channel Catfish Fever
By Doug Stange (Editor), Steve Stange and Toad Smith (Contributors), Paperback, 214 pages.

Fishing experts blend science with catfishing experience to sweep aside myths in this in-depth how-to book focusing on understanding and catching channel catfish.

Fishing for Catfish
By Keith B. Sutton, Hardcover, 128 pages.

This book offers a great overview of the four most common types of freshwater catfish (channels, blues, flatheads, and bullheads) and the methods used to catch them. The author also covers the different bodies of water where catfish can be found, and different techniques for fishing these bodies of water. Sutton also goes into great detail about different catfish baits, tackle, and rigs. If you already know a lot about catfishing and want to learn more, this book isn't for you, however, if you want to learn the basics of several different methods of catfishing, it is a highly recommend book and the best on the subject.

The Freshwater Angler: Catching Catfish
By Keith Sutton (Editor), Paperback, 192 pages.

Catfish may not be the prettiest fish, but they are one of the biggest, hardest fighting and most fished for gamefish in North America. Catching Catfish is the ultimate guide to catching one of these awesome fish. This book offers in-depth coverage of many of the time-tested catfishing techniques used by experts, such as stillfishing, driftfishing, trolling, jug fishing and limblining. Even the ancient technique of noodling is included. With this book, you'll learn about the catfish's favorite foods, its seasonal movements, where they live and how they use their senses. You'll find helpful information on catfishing gear, like rods, reels, and lines designed for catching big catfish. It includes a section on catfishing in special situations, like thick cover, fluctuating water levels and cold water, as well as information on catfish conservation. The final chapter is devoted to cleaning and cooking catfish. It includes handy preparation hints and delicious recipes for catfish.

The Essential Catfish Cookbook
By Janet Cope and Shannon Harper, Paperback, 144 pages.

This book includes tops on purchasing, preparing, and serving fish and shellfish, etc. thrown in for good measure. It will show you suggestions for artistic food placement, food painting techniques, and more. Find handy information on the nutritional value of seafood, using the right tools and equipment, and what to serve with each gorgeous dish, including basic and innovative sauces, salsas, and vegetable accompaniments.

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