Monday, August 5, 2013
IN MISSISSIPPI ....Catfish Is King !
August is National Catfish Month
Congress declared August National Catfish Month in the late 80s to recognize the contributions that the United States catfish industry makes in the economy.
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi produce the majority of the nation's catfish
Mississippi catfish production accounts for more than 50 percent of all of the
farm-raised catfish in the U.S.
Farm raised catfish are produced in controlled spring-fed ponds, and fed the best grade of feed - that's what gives them their consistently mild, sweet flavor and tender white texture.
Mississippi State University was the first institution to conduct research on the nutritional requirements of catfish. University researchers determined the correct protein, carbohydrate, energy, vitamin, and amino acid requirements for catfish and developed a well-balanced feed formula for catfish.
Here's a cute catfish cartoon on ad for 2012
New York, NY - Mississippi Picnic -
DID YOU KNOW:
*Farm- raised catfish is the largest aquaculture industry in the United States. ... *Arkansas, in 1963, was the first state to produce farm-raised catfish on a commercial level and Mississippi was not far behind when it began its production in 1965.
*After 1970, rapid expansion of catfish production in the Mississippi Delta occurred, and Mississippi has led the catfish industry ever since.
*Today, more freshwater aquaculture is found in the Mississippi Delta than in any other region of the United States.
*Fried catfish remains a favorite in Southern cuisine.