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  • Farmed catfish

Fish Facts

  • Has become one of America's most popular seafoods
  • More than 1,000 catfish species - Channel catfish are the type most often farm-raised in the U.S.
  • Are fed mostly vegetable-based diets which reduces demand for ocean fish used in fish feed
  • Farmers raise catfish in closed freshwater ponds, which helps maintain high water quality.
Main Commercial Source: United States (channel catfish)