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Aug
1
2018

Happy National Catfish Month

Each August since 1984, when President Ronald Reagan declared it as such, the nation rolls up its sleeves to celebrate National Catfish Month. And there is plenty of reason to celebrate, particularly here in Mississippi, where, along with Alabama and Arkansas, the majority of the nation’s catfish farms are located. The Catfish Institute (TCI), the […]

Apr
15
2018

Miss Catfish 2018

“Nikki” Merchant is 2018 Miss Catfish BELZONI, Miss. – Gabrielle “Nikki” Merchant has been selected 2018 Miss Catfish. The 20-year-old Mississippi College student was crowned on April 7 at the World Catfish Festival, where the presentation of Miss Catfish contestants was moved indoors due to cold, wet weather. She is the daughter of Paul and Tammy Merchant of […]

Jul
6
2017

Increasing Antibiotic Use Is A Serious Problem, Vietnam Health Official Says

Abuse of antibiotics in animal husbandry, poultry rearing and aquaculture is increasing in Vietnam,” says Luong Ngoc Khue, director general of the Medical Examination

Jun
21
2017

Eating Ocean Sourced Seafood Means Eating… Plastic?

If you eat ocean sourced seafood, “you are eating thousands of pieces of plastic,” according to recent studies reported by Fox News and other media.

May
16
2017

Congress Members See “Severe” Health Risks from Potential Gaps in FDA Seafood Import Testing

Five Members of Congress recently asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate any gaps…

Mar
13
2017

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Industry Names 2017 Catfish Farmers of the Year

The Catfish Institute congratulates the Catfish Farmers of America’s 2017 Catfish Farmers of the Year, who were named at CFA’s annual convention held recently in Orange Beach, Ala.

Mar
6
2017

Drug-Resistant Superbugs Traced to Asian Seafood, Studies Report

Chinese overuse of the human antibiotic of last resort colistin in feeds for fish raised for export has led to the development and spread worldwide of drug resistant bacteria, several recent studies report.

Nov
4
2016

Asian and U.S. Consumers Worry About Chinese Food Safety

China’s worries about the safety of its food are growing while U.S. consumers remain concerned about imported Chinese food.

Sep
9
2016

Miss Catfish 2017

Katherine Swafford is 2017 Miss Catfish BELZONI, Miss. – Katherine Corrine Swafford has been named Miss Catfish for 2017 at the World Catfish Festival. Katherine is the 19-year old daughter of Ronald and Tracy Swafford and resides in Cleveland, Mississippi. She is a sophomore at the University of Mississippi where she is pursuing a degree […]

May
24
2016

USDA-FSIS Inspection Halts Dangerous Vietnamese Pangasius Shipment

The USDA-FSIS Inspection Program for catfish and catfish-like species has been operating for mere days and has found two contaminated shipments of pangasisus from Vietnam.

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