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Meeting helps catfish growers address threat
MACON -- East Mississippi catfish producers are invited to an April 30 workshop that will help them address a new challenge to their profit margins.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service is offering a short meeting on trematode infection in catfish. All industry professionals are encouraged to attend the Wednesday session from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Noxubee County Civic Center in Macon. Registration begins at 1 p.m.
Mark Peterman, Extension aquaculture associate and event organizer, said information presented from a panel of experts will cover the life cycle of the trematode and treatment options.
“This is a relatively new problem for east Mississippi catfish growers,” said “We want to educate growers on the hazard so they can make the best management decisions for their operations.”
For more information on this meeting, contact Peterman at 662-323-5916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.