The catfish industry has had its ups and downs but remains one of the most important aquaculture industries in the US. Recent technological advancements have increased productivity, but catfish farmers still face significant challenges.
For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out how to eliminate unpleasant flavors from catfish contaminated by blue-green algae — a problem which causes expensive harvesting delays. Now, the USDA-ARS is asking the public to share their ideas via crowdsourcing.
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