Aquaculture. The dictionary calls it the science of raising water-based animals in a controlled environment. The U.S. government calls it the fastest-growing segment of American agriculture. And it is a great way to produce one of the tastiest and highest-quality fish around: genuine U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish.
The premiere aquaculture success story, catfish is the number-one farmed finfish in America. More catfish is produced in the U.S. each year than all other farmed-fish combined, and approximately 95 percent of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish are raised in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Overall production has increased 80-fold since 1970. And now Canadian consumers are eating more and more catfish every year: U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish has set annual sales records in Canada every year for the past three years and will set another record this year.
U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish has become one of Canada’s most popular and versatile foods, endorsed by home cooks as well as leading chefs and food media. Its delicious taste, versatility, freshness and year-round availability have taken its popularity to new heights. It is served year-round in restaurants and is available in most Canadian grocery stores and fish markets.