Posts Tagged ‘catfish’

Wanna noodle? Season starts today

by Published: May 1,2013

Tags: catfish, fish, fishing, hand grab, noodle, outdoors, season, wildlife

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — It’s called grabbling, hand-grabbing or noodling. Whatever it’s called, catching catfish by hand begins today in Mississippi. The season ends July 15. State wildlife officials say hand-grabbers can catch channel, blue and flathead catfish. John Skains is a biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Skains says a valid […] [...]

Senator ‘encourages’ FDA administrator to start catfish inspections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has encouraged the head of the Food and Drug Administration to work with her federal counterparts to implement a catfish inspection program that ensures foreign imports are safe for consumers. Cochran addressed the catfish inspection issue, as well as impending menu nutrition labeling regulations, during a Senate […] [...]

Catfish group ‘stunned’ by report from GAO, White House

INDIANOLA — Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) are disputing a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Obama Administration that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) catfish inspections are a “duplicative program” and should be eliminated. “Catfish Farmers of America is stunned by the misinformation recently distributed by the GAO and White House […] [...]

Customers can now know catfish origin

by Published: March 29,2013

Tags: catfish, Catfish Institute, pangasius, Roger Barlow, Thad Cochran

Customers of Mississippi restaurants will now know whether the catfish on their late is domestically produced or is an imported variety of catfish-like pangasius, also sold as basa, tra and swai. Mississippi producers persuaded legislators this month to amend the state’s catfish Country of Origin Labeling law to require restaurants to also identify the origin […] [...]

Duties on Vietnamese catfish a start but may have come too late

A Commerce Department decision to put duties on frozen catfish fillets exported from Vietnam helps to level the competitive field but may have come too late to reverse a substantial decline in U.S. production. The Commerce Department ruling is an about-face for the trade regulatory agency that has refused pleas from catfish producers in Misssissippi […] [...]

Chuck McIntosh- March 22, 2013

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Read March 22 issue of MBJ

PERFECT PLANTING High Heeled Hippie gets back to the roots of eco-friendly farming by Stephen McDill Also in this week’s paper GRAMMYS Work begins on pioneering museum in Cleveland by Wally Northway ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Alabama court ruling could boost Mississippi’s business recruitment by Clay Chandler AGRIBUSINESS Years-long efforts brings import duties on Vietnamese catfish by […] [...]

Import duties on Vietnamese catfish come after years of price haggling

by Published: March 22,2013

Tags: catfish, Commerce Department, importing, pangasius, Vietnam

Catfish producers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the South notched a key victory last week with a Commerce Department decision to put duties on frozen catfish fillets exported from Vietnam. The Commerce Department ruling marks a reversal of several years of refusing to place tariffs on government-subsidized Vietnamese pangasius catfish imported to the United States […] [...]

Cochran supporting Commerce’s decision on imported fish

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is welcoming a U.S. Department of Commerce antidumping decision that he says will give farm-raised catfish producers in Mississippi and the nation “some relief from unfair, low-priced foreign imports.” Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez late last week informed Cochran that the U.S. Department of Commerce […] [...]

Agriculture remains king of state’s economy

Agriculture remains the number one industry in Mississippi with one out of every four residents employed directly or indirectly in that industry. In terms of the state’s best cash crop economically, the production of chickens and eggs is our number one commodity, with soybeans at number two and forestry at number three. “Our economy is […] [...]

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