Acres & Acres of Catfish   addthis
Not all heartland farmers are working with soil and crops.  Aquaculture is a big player in the world of food production. And in American aquaculture – catfish is king. The whiskered critters account for nearly half of all fish farming in the United States.



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Channel catfish and blue catfish are the most commonly eaten varieties in the United States. There are dozens of species of catfish around the world. One European type can grow up to 14 feet in length. And Africa is home to an electric freshwater catfish capable of producing some 350 volts.

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Mississippi Department of Ag & Commerce

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