Catfish Month

According to Dining at Large Blog-Baltimore Sun This is national Catfish month.

The blog points out that according to a site which lists restaurants which serve catfish there is only one in Baltimore, and none in the est of the state.

Catfish Restaurants dot com.

Catfish Facts

* Most Catfish are found in fresh water.

* U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is a lean fish.

* Catfish are distinguished by the presence of barbels, or “whiskers”; the lack of true scales.

* Catfish is an excellent source of protein.

* Fresh water catfish are usually egg layers and will watch over their eggs until they hatch.

* Most catfish have small eyes and rely on taste, smell, and hearing.

* Catfish is low in saturated (bad) fat and is a moderate source of polyunsaturated (good) fat and omega-3 fatty acids.

* U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is the No. 1 farm-raised finfish in America.

* Many catfish are inactive during the day, coming out to feed at night.

* More catfish is produced in the United States on a yearly basis than all other farmed fish combined.

* In 2000 Americans ate more than a pound of catfish per person

* Catfish is the fourth most popular fish in the United States.

* Ninety-four percent of all U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is raised in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

All Catfish Species

Catfish Quiz from The Catfish Institute

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