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Archives May 2014

May
29
2014

Accurate Labeling of Catfish Is the Law

Accurate labeling of catfish and catfish-like species is required by law. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act defines “catfish” for marketing purposes as members of the taxonomic family ictaluridae, commonly known as channel catfish. Asian fish such as basa, tra, swai and pangasius, on the other hand, are members of the taxonomic family pangasiidae. It is illegal to label them as “catfish” under federal law.

May
8
2014

Toxic Pollution Renders Much of China Unsafe for Aquaculture and Crops

Sixteen percent of land tested in China is unsafe for use in agriculture due to industrial pollutants, including arsenic and radioactive cadmium, according to a Chinese study recently released. As a result, an area the size of Belgium cannot be used to grow crops.

May
2
2014

Miss Catfish 2014

Victoria Jewel Abraham is 2014 Miss Catfish BELZONI, Miss. – Victoria Jewel Abraham is the new Miss Catfish. Victoria, a nursing student at Mississippi Delta Community College, was selected 2014 Miss Catfish during the World Catfish Festival in early April. She succeeds Taylor Barret, 2013 Miss Catfish. The 20-year-old daughter of Jamel Abraham and Patty […]

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