Catfish

Catfish have been caught and farmed for food for hundreds of years in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. In Central Europe, catfish were once the most popular delicacies to be enjoyed on feast days and holidays. Migrants from Europe and Africa to the United States brought along this tradition. Particularly in the Southern United States, catfish is still an extremely popular food. The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild but most commonly farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such an important staple ..

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