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Catfish Country of Origin is China

That's what the sign said in Captain D's, the "great little seafood place." And for the record, no, I didn't order the catfish. Of course it doesn't give me a warm fuzzy about what I did order. frown

Here I am in Alabama with all the catfish we raise commercially here and across the South East, and the seafood joint is importing catfish from China.

So if you order catfish at Captain D's you get fish grown in China in whatever filthy, toxic soup they're growing them in. Fish that have been fed who only knows what kind nasty swill.

Sigh...we're goin' nuts in this country. We really are.


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tons of seafood imported from china. swimps, you name it.

what is the story, the ponds are three-level?? on top are the chickens. the droppings and grain falls to the second layer, the swine. below that, are the pools of water that house the fisheries...all energy is utilized to provide protein. that's what i've heard, i don't know if it's true or not...


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Originally Posted by Gus
tons of seafood imported from china. swimps, you name it.

what is the story, the ponds are three-level?? on top are the chickens. the droppings and grain falls to the second layer, the swine. below that, are the pools of water that house the fisheries...all energy is utilized to provide protein. that's what i've heard, i don't know if it's true or not...


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that's why, when I want to eat fish, I go fishing. Crappie, steelhead, salmon and catfish are eaters. Trout, bass and all others for counting coup or using as bait.


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I don't mind Chinese grown fish other than being hungry again an hour after I eat it.

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Actually, when I visit China, seafood (wild caught) is one of the things I relish. First of all, it's a lot easier to deal with the bones in fish versus chicken/pork/beef/lamb (no meat is presented without bones in China). It's also nice to be able to pick out your meal while it's swimming in a tank, as it is a means of insuring that you'll wind up eating a good fish. Of course you can do the same thing with lamb and piglet smile

But yeah - here in the U.S. I pretty much only eat fish I've personally caught, with the occasional slice of tuna sashimi thrown in.

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Originally Posted by ScoutmasterRick
Catfish Country of Origin is China

That's what the sign said in Captain D's, the "great little seafood place." And for the record, no, I didn't order the catfish. Of course it doesn't give me a warm fuzzy about what I did order. frown

Here I am in Alabama with all the catfish we raise commercially here and across the South East, and the seafood joint is importing catfish from China.

So if you order catfish at Captain D's you get fish grown in China in whatever filthy, toxic soup they're growing them in. Fish that have been fed who only knows what kind nasty swill.
Whatever they feed them over there, it's likely full of lead and mercury.
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Never been a fan of Captain D's nutz....
Ain't seen one anywhere but the DFW metroplex...


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The one Captain D's around here was about fifty miles away over in Nevada, Missouri. They bit the big one and I think some Mezzikins put something in there. That or some Orientals. They can always make a restaurant work, but the pigeon and cat populations suffer.

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Originally Posted by ScoutmasterRick
Catfish Country of Origin is China

That's what the sign said in Captain D's, the "great little seafood place." And for the record, no, I didn't order the catfish. Of course it doesn't give me a warm fuzzy about what I did order. frown

Here I am in Alabama with all the catfish we raise commercially here and across the South East, and the seafood joint is importing catfish from China.

So if you order catfish at Captain D's you get fish grown in China in whatever filthy, toxic soup they're growing them in. Fish that have been fed who only knows what kind nasty swill.

Sigh...we're goin' nuts in this country. We really are.


Do you think he's buying fish from China because of the stringent quality control in place over there?
Of course not. He buys it because it is the cheapest on the market.
Someone with pride in their work would never put that filth on a plate.




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Originally Posted by Cheesehunter


Do you think he's buying fish from China because of the stringent quality control in place over there?
Of course not. He buys it because it is the cheapest on the market.
Someone with pride in their work would never put that filth on a plate.




Well I did some poking around and it turns out the disparity in inspection rules is a sore point with the U.S. catfish industry, and some of what is marketed as catfish is not what we would normally expect to find on our plates when we order catfish.

Write up on catfish from Asia by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service

Two articles from The Catfish Farmers of America:

U.S. Catfish Industry Takes Stand on USDA Inspections

On USDA inspections


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Really no different than buying foriegn oil. I am friends with one of the countries largest shrimp distributers. He buys from shrimpers at six different locations on the Gulf of Mexico, where the shrimp are packaged and sold across the country. He also buys wild caught shrimp from Mexico and farm raised shrimp from China. It is cheaper to ship both here, than to buy those caught here.


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Really no different than buying foriegn oil.


I don't know about you, but I don't eat (or drink) oil. And, I certainly don't feed it to my family.


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About three weeks ago my son, a long haul reefer driver picked up 44,000 pounds of frozen catfish in Seattle and delivered them to Atlanta, GA. It was Jack-In-The-Box that was the end user.

The problem with China food products is the chemical and drugs they use. Honey from China is not permitted in the USA because it has been tested and found to contain an antibiotic that is considered to dangerous to use in the US. I would be concerned about eating catfish, a scavenger because of the potential residues in the meat.

The other reason I try not to eat food products fro China is I rather spend my money supporting Americans first, Canadians second and Mexicans thirdly.


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Maybe things have changed since 2007, but I kind of doubt it.

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The menu disclaimer is there because the restaurant owner is required to put it there, I bet. It is not exactly a selling point.
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Mind, I have a dog in this fight (I raise fish, including catfish). The cost of feed in the fish I raise is higher than the cost of the fillet the Chinese sell. These are the people that were willing to kill their own babies by cheapening / adulterating the baby formula........ I'm just saying -- you think they give a rat's tuckus about your family? Dutch.


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No, Dutch, I do not. I think they would be happy to kill us all and take over but they don't have to do anything like that. Our president is giving us away to them.


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