Dr. Jimmy L. Avery

Dr. Jimmy L. Avery

Title

  • Extension Professor & USDA SRAC Director

Contact Information

jimmy.avery@msstate.edu
Office: 662-686-3273
107 NWAC Bldg., Delta Research & Extension Center

Overview

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Doctor of Philosophy (PHD), Wildlife and Fisheries Science
  • Delta State University, Master of Science (MS), Interdisciplinary Studies
  • University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Zoology

Websites

Publications

Year Publications
2023

Cheatham, M., Karunakaran, G., Avery, J. L., Johnson, J. 2023. Economic risk of commercial catfish production strategies. Aquaculture Economics and Management 27(4):714-736.

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2023

Anderson, J., Avery, J. L., Black, I., Brayden, C., Cerino, D., Ciaramella, M., Cygler, A., Maurin, C., Synder, B., Swann, L., Tudor, M. 2023. More Than Training: Workforce Development Programs to Meet the Needs of Employers and Employees. World Aquaculture 54(2):23 - 27.

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2023

Burr, P. C., Dorr, B. S., Avery, J. L., Street, G. M., Strickland, B. K. 2023. Long term changes in aquaculture influence migration, regional abundance, and distribution of an avian species. PLOS ONE 18(4):24.

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2022

Hegde, S., Karunakaran, G., Engle, C., Hanson, T., Roy, L. A., van Senten, J., Johnson, J., Avery, J. L., Aarattuthodi, S., Dahl, S., Dorman, L., Peterman, M. A. 2022. Economic contribution of the U.S. catfish industry. Aquaculture Economics and Management 26(4):384-413.

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2022

Hegde, S., Karunakaran, G., Engle, C., Avery, J. L., Aarattuthodi, S., Johnson, J., van Senten, J. 2022. Production economic relationships in intensive U.S. catfish production systems. Aquaculture Economics and Management 26(3):314-331.

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2022

Hegde, S., Karunakaran, G., Engle, C., Hanson, T., Roy, L. A., Cheatham, M., Avery, J. L., Aarattuthodi, S., van Senten, J., Johnson, J., Wise, D. J., Dahl, S., Dorman, L., Peterman, M. 2022. Technological progress in US catfish industry. Journal of World Aquaculture Society 53(2):367-413.

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2021

Avery, J. L., Hegde, S., Karunakaran, G. 2021. U.S. Catfish Production is Becoming More Efficient. World Aquaculture 52(3):52-54.

2021

Karunakaran, G., Engle, C., Avery, J. L., Dorman, L., Whitis, G., Roy, L. A., Xie, L. 2021. Characteristics of early adoption and non-adoption of alternative catfish production technologies in the U.S. Aquaculture Economics & Management 25(1):70-88.

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2020

Burr, P. C., Avery, J. L., Street, G. M., Strickland, B. K., Dorr, B. S. 2020. Piscivorous bird use of aquaculture and natural water bodies in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 84(8):1560-1569.

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2020

Burr, P. C., Avery, J. L., Street, G. M., Strickland, B. K., Dorr, B. S. 2020. Fine scale characteristics of catfish aquaculture ponds influencing piscivorous avian species foraging use in the Mississippi Delta. PLOS ONE 15(2):23.

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2017

Alford, A. B., Kaminski, R. M., Grado, S. C., D'Abramo, L. R., Avery, J. L. 2017. Harvest of crayfish as an ecosystem service of wetlands compared to production systems with planted forage. Aquaculture Economics and Management 25(6):875-884.

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2016

Ciaramella, M., Allen, P. J., Kim, T., Avery, J. L., Schilling, M. W. 2016. The effects of sequential environmental and harvest stressors on the sensory quality of cultured channel catfish fillets. Journal of Food Science 81(8):S2031-S2038.

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2014

Renukdas, N., Engle, C., Lochmann, R., Li, M. H., Avery, J. L., Tucker, C. S., Bosworth, B. 2014. Performance of Alternative Diets Containing Solvent-Extracted Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles Compared to Traditional Diets for Pond-Raised Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, and Hybrid Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus x Ictalurus furcatus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 45(3):290–300.

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2012

Lochmann, R., Engle, C., Karunakaran, G., Li, M. H., Avery, J. L., Bosworth, B. G., Tucker, C. S. 2012. Multi-batch catfish production and economic analysis using alternative (low-cost) diets with corn gluten feed and traditional diets with meat and bone meal. Aquaculture 366:34–39.

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Extension Publications

Year Publications
2023

Avery, J. L. 2023. SRAC is Funding Vital Research Needs in the Region. MSU Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center 18(1):20 - 21.

2023

Cheatham, M., Karunakaran, G., Johnson, J., Avery, J. L., Aarattuthodi, S. 2023. Relative Economic Risks of Commercial Catfish Farming Strategies. MSU Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center 18(1):6 - 7.

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2023

Hegde, S., Karunakaran, G., Engle, C., Avery, J. L., van Senten, J., Aarattuthodi, S. 2023. Economic Impact Generated by the U.S. Catfish Industry. MSU Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center 18(1):8 - 9.

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2023

Avery, J. L. 2023. Terry Greenway Retires. MSU Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center 18(1):15.

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2023

Avery, J. L. 2023. New Faces at NWAC. MSU Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center

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2022

Avery, J. L., Karunakaran, G. 2022. Government Support of the U.S. Catfish Industry during the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020. NWAC News 17(1) 17(1):16-17.

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2022

Avery, J. L. 2022. SRAC is funding vital research needs in the region. Mississippi State University NWAC 17(1):20-21.

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2020

Burr, P., Street, G. M., Avery, J. L., Strickland, B. K., Dorr, B. 2020. Fish-eating Birds on Catfish Ponds in the Mississippi Delta. Mississippi State University Extension Service

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2019

Avery, J. L. 2019. NWAC Newsletter, Vol 16(1). NWAC 16(1):20.

Graduate Students

    Awards & Honors

    • Selected by USDA Secretary to serve on USDA FSIS National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection
      Catfish Farmers of America
    • Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award
      United States Aquaculture Society
    • Elected President-Elect, President, Past-President World Aquaculture Society
      World Aquaculture Society
    • Distinguished Service Award
      Catfish Farmers of Mississippi
    • Certificate of Appreciation
      USDA NIFA
    • StatePride Award for Outstanding Faculty
      Mississippi State University
    • Spirit of Excellence Award for Outstanding Programs
      MSU-Extension Service
    • Distinguished Service Award
      Catfish Farmers of America
    • Certificate of Appreciation
      USDA CSREES
    • Elected President-Elect, President, Past-President United States Aquaculture Society
      United States Aquaculture Society
    • Distinguished Service Award
      Catfish Farmers of America
    • Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Group
      American Agricultural Economics Assoc.
    • Faculty Recognition Award – Service
      MSU Alumni Association
    • 10-year Service Award
      Catfish Farmers of America Trade Show Committee
    • Distinguished Service Award
      Catfish Farmers of America
    • Outstanding Service Award
      Louisiana Catfish Farmers Association

    Society Memberships

    • Catfish Farmers of America
    • Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists
    • United States Aquaculture Society
    • World Aquaculture Society