Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University Libraries

Need help?

Live chat

Chat Hours

Call or stop by

Reference Desk:
(662) 325-7667

Desk Hours   Location

MSU Faculty Authors


Craig S. Tucker

Director, National Warmwater Aquaculture Center

E-mail address: ctucker@drec.msstate.edu
Website: http://msucares.com/drec/personnel/tucker_craig.html

BS (Zoology), 1974, California State University, Humboldt.

MS (Fisheries), 1976, Auburn University.

PhD (Microbiology), 1978, Auburn University.

Post-doctoral researcher, 1978-1980, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Employed by Mississippi State University, 1980-present.

Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture

Tucker, Craig S.
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9780813820279
Collaborators: John A. Hargreaves

Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture provides technical guidance to improve the environmental performance of fish and shellfish farming. The book is the only comprehensive guide to environmental impacts mitigation in aquaculture, and includes information on BMP development and implementation, BMPs for specific aquaculture production systems, and the economics of implementing environmental management practices.

Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture includes contributions from 18 internationally recognized experts in aquaculture and environmental management from academia, government, and non-governmental organizations. The book should be a valuable reference for innovative producers, policy makers, regulators, research scientists, and students.

Biology and Culture of Channel Catfish

Tucker, Craig S.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 044505768
Collaborators: John A. Hargreaves, editors
Series: Developments in aquaculture and fisheries science ; 34

Biology and Culture of Channel Catfish is a comprehensive overview of channel catfish aquaculture with contributions by 36 nationally recognized experts, including 17 past and present Mississippi State University faculty. The book addresses the development and current state of the farm-raised catfish industry, the biology of the fish, and how it is cultured.

Pond Aquaculture Water Quality Management

Tucker, Craig S.
Publisher: Kluwer Academic
ISBN: 0412071819
Collaborators: Claude E. Boyd

This book is an in-depth account of water quality and its management in aquaculture ponds. Chapters review pond ecology, water quality requirements of aquatic animals, pond hydrology, and management techniques for the control of water quality and productivity.

Recent Developments in Catfish Aquaculture

Tucker, Craig S.
Publisher: Haworth Press
ISBN: 1560220473
Collaborators: Douglas Tave

This book is a compilation of papers presented at the first catfish research symposium, hosted every three years by the Catfish Farmers of America. Several of the papers in this book have become standard references on certain topics, such as overviews of algal ecology, immune responses to winter fungus, production economics, and comparative performance of channel, blue, and hybrid catfish.

Water Quality and Pond Soil Analyses for Aquaculture

Tucker, Craig S.
ISBN: 0817307214
Collaborators: Claude E. Boyd

This book provides summaries of basic quantitative analysis and laboratory techniques, followed by detailed instructions for conducting the most common laboratory analyses used in aquaculture research.

Channel Catfish Farming Handbook

Tucker, Craig S.
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold
ISBN: 0442318367
Collaborators: Edwin H. Robinson

This book is a non-technical summary of channel catfish aquaculture. The first part of the book reviews channel catfish biology, including morphology, physiology, life history, genetics, and nutrition. Part two discusses all aspects of catfish farming. Topics addressed include breeding programs, hatchery management, general fish culture, feeding, water quality management, and disease control.

Channel Catfish Culture

Tucker, Craig S.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444425276
Series: Developments in aquaculture and fisheries science; 15

This was the first book to comprehensively summarize the technical information on channel catfish aquaculture. Chapters were contributed by 15 experts, including 11 Mississippi State University faculty.