Catfish: Lackluster No More

Say hello to delecata, a high grade specially filleted piece of North American farmed catfish. This new name was created with hopes of boosting the profile and profits of a struggling industry. In The New York Times Magazine, Paul Greenberg tells the story of U.S. southern fish farmers competing in a global marketplace and a catfish by any other name.

You can put lipstick on a catfish but it's still a catfish. A new name, though? That's another matter...

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Sounds good to me. Farm raised catfish are highly sustainable, and make for a really good lobster substitute in a lot of dishes. Not to mention being delectable on their own. I'll take mine blackened please.

If you don't care for catfish you can always eat basa. (chuckle)

By Jim Thomerson (not verified) on 21 Oct 2008 #permalink

For the emerging market in eastasia, you should market them as fishcat.

This is all very interesting but I, for one, would prefer fewer pictures of fish and more pictures of Jennifer.

By Thehaymarketbomber (not verified) on 04 Nov 2008 #permalink

My granddaughter was watching a cooking show and wanted to see a picture of a real catfish. Thank you for the site. Jennifer is very beautiful, but I am glad for the Catfish picture. Men will be men. Thank you

By Nana Nancy (not verified) on 09 Jun 2009 #permalink

Now if we can get Jennifer to come for dinner- poached catfish a la buerre - and some white wine...
Well as we say in the South, "aint nothing finer."

Seriously, while Jennifer is a right sweet looker, Im glad to see the catfish is at least holding its own as a food source. The "prairie trout" has long been a favorite angling fish of mine. I would ratehr fish for cats than anything else in freshwater.

I reckon that the more we farm and sustainably produce them via aquaculture - the more of them available to me as sport!

I like a catfish.

The catfish some are lovely?

By Lil Pluto (not verified) on 24 May 2011 #permalink