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11 10, 2017

Delta Aquaculture on the Rise

October 11th, 2017|

The catfish are biting. The industry that began in 1959 in Yazoo County has seen its share of peaks and valleys in its economic pond. In its heyday of the 1970s there were more than 100,000 acres of catfish ponds scattered across three states.

But with the high cost of feed and other inputs combined with […]

21 09, 2017

MSU Research, Outreach Boost Catfish Industry

September 21st, 2017|

The Mississippi State University Extension Service has played a significant role in the state’s status as the top producer of catfish in the U.S. Most of the technological advances related to the industry have taken place at MSU facilities under the direction of university and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers.

“The state’s industry has sustained its […]

7 04, 2015

MSU store offers frozen catfish fillets to shoppers

April 7th, 2015|

Frozen catfish fillets have joined Edam cheese, ice cream, muscadine juice, peanuts, beef and more in the lineup of local products for sale in the Mississippi State University Cheese Store.

Starting March 30, shoppers can buy 4-pound boxes of frozen, U.S. farm-raised catfish in the cheese outlet, also known as the MAFES Sales Store, operated by […]

1 04, 2015

Catfish Continues To Swim To The Top

April 1st, 2015|

The Census of Agriculture is the most complete account of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Every Thursday USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will highlight new Census data and the power of the information to shape the future of American agriculture.

Mississippi, commonly called the “Magnolia State”, has long been one of […]

21 08, 2014

Traceability is One Key to Safe Seafood

August 21st, 2014|

August 21, 2014 — Twenty-two percent of the world’s seafood is mislabeled, according to Oceana, the largest organization focused on protecting oceans and seafood safety. These findings of a new global study are consistent with surveys that find between 25 and 50 percent of seafood sold by U.S. retailers is mislabeled.

“Often this type of fraud […]

29 05, 2014

Accurate Labeling of Catfish Is the Law

May 29th, 2014|

May 29, 2014 – As seafood imports grow, mislabeling of seafood products in restaurants is becoming common. Studies by media and consumer organizations find that as much as 25 to 50 percent of seafood is mislabeled.

Accurate labeling of catfish and catfish-like species is required by law. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act defines “catfish” […]

18 10, 2013

Catfish Health Benefits Touted by LIVESTRONG Organization

October 18th, 2013|

October 18, 2013 — An article on LIVESTRONG.com recently touted the many benefits of catfish as part of a healthy diet, citing studies conducted by the USDA, and two professional studies published in medical journals.

The LIVESTRONG article noted that catfish’s high protein and low fat and calorie count allows families to pair the fish with […]

26 06, 2013

U.S. Catfish the Safe, Green Choice

June 26th, 2013|

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish are the Safe, Green Choice, Environment Group Says
June 26, 2013 — U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is the best choice compared to imported basa or tra, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) reports. U.S. Catfish are a “healthy, well managed” fish raised on environmentally friendly farms. Environmental Defense Fund

By comparison, p roduction methods […]