Posts Tagged ‘catfish’

Read February 22 issue of MBJ

by MBJ Staff Published: February 24,2013

Tags: catfish, General Dynamics, John Arthur Eaves Jr., Liza Looser, Phil Bryant

>> SMALL BUSINESS IN MISSISSIPPI Many folks are finding that opening shop now has more advantages than not Also in this week’s paper: >> CATFISH Bangladesh is prime factor in state’s catfish woes >> HOUSING Shipping containers are the newest fashion in housing >> CRUISE CONTROL Jackson attorney talks about taking on cruise industry >> […] [...]

Catfish Farming: Future fading on a ‘A Great American Story’

by Ted Carter Published: February 22,2013

Tags: aquaculture, catfish, marine resources, Mississippi Delta

Don’t look for a lot of glee at a gathering of business people who have lost 80 percent of their market share in the last 10 years. Such was the case with the mid-February annual meeting of the Catfish Farmers of America at Little Rock’s Peabody Hotel. Reporting on the gathering, the hometown Arkansas Democrat-Gazette […] [...]

Bangladesh prime factor in Mississippi catfish woes – but producers wonder why

by Ted Carter Published: February 22,2013

Tags: aquaculture, Bangladesh, catfish, Thad Cochran

Most Mississippians can tell you in detail how often farm-raised catfish end up on their dinner tables or the value of catfish farming to their state’s economy. But you’ll likely draw a blank stare if you ask them what Bangladesh has to do with Mississippi catfish farming. The real answer is that the tiny country […] [...]

Senators criticize Commerce over catfish import policing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss) say catfish producers in Mississippi and other states are being harmed by the U.S. Department of Commerce not doing enough to stem a flood of imported fish products. Cochran and Wicker have signed a letter to acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank urging her […] [...]

State’s ag production tops $7B for second consecutive year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Significant production levels and high market prices combined to give Mississippi’s agricultural commodities their second year in a row of over $7 billion in total value. Mississippi State University agricultural economists gathered preliminary data from crop production reports, world agricultural supply and demand estimates, industry resources and U.S. Department of Agriculture outlook […] [...]

MSU professor lends expertise to Nigerian catfish farmers

STARKVILLE — Commercially grown catfish in North America or Africa face similar challenges, a fact that sent one Mississippi State University veterinarian on a training mission to Nigeria in June. Dr. Skip Jack, a professor of pathobiology and population medicine at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, spent almost three weeks teaching Nigerian catfish farmers, veterinarians […] [...]

Catfish farmers feeling impact of drought

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippians do not have to look far to see the impact of the Midwest’s historic drought, as the state’s catfish farmers already feel the pinch of sky-high feed costs. “There was a window last fall when some farmers were able to book feed at $380 per ton,” said Jimmy Avery, Mississippi State […] [...]

Catfish Institute: FDA refusals of imported fish soaring in 2012

by MBJ Staff Published: August 15,2012

Tags: agriculture, aquaculture, catfish, farm, farmer, farming, federal agency, fish, food, food inspection, food safety, import, pond

JACKSON — Citing banned drugs and “unsafe additives,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused more shipments of imported catfish during the first half of 2012 than for all of 2011, according to The Catfish Institute. An analysis of FDA data by The Catfish Institute found 25 catfish import refusals during January 2012 through […] [...]

FDA warns Vietnam about banned substances in fish imports

JACKSON — The Food and Drug Administration recently warned Vietnam about a rise in banned substances found in seafood imported into the U.S., according to The Catfish Institute. The Institute reports the warning comes on the heels of significant increases in FDA import refusals of Vietnamese seafood shipments, which jumped from 12 refusals in March […] [...]

Agencies re-stock river as part of post-spill recovery efforts

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — Approximately 14,000 pounds of harvestable-sized blue catfish will be released into the Pearl River near Picayune (Walkiah Bluff) as part of a continued recovery effort by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The catfish, donated by a Mississippi catfish producer, […] [...]

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