catfish aerators (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kevin Hudson)
Intensively managed and split-cell catfish ponds are stocked at much higher rates and require more aeration to supply sufficient oxygen. These aerators were running on a Noxubee County, Miss., catfish farm on March 21, 2017.

Smaller catfish ponds intensify production

Many catfish producers in east Mississippi are intensifying their operations when renovating catfish ponds.

Mississippi has a long history of catfish production, but recent advances in management and production are changing the way some ponds look and operate.

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