Catfish Output Expected to Rise
tion is expected to rebound this year with a 5% to 7% increase, following last year's decline of 4%, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Catfish production was deliberately reduced last year in response to low prices in 1993, said USDA. It was the first drop in production since 1975. Production in 1994 was 439.3 million pounds.
The larger supplies this year are expected to reduce farm and wholesale prices slightly from