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Ictalurus punctatus

Common Names: Catfish, Channel Catfish



Year Round Availability


Inland Pond; Mississippi, USA


Whole Fish
Hand Carved Half Side Fillets


Mild, sweet flavor with earthy undertones. Medium texture with small flakes. Medium fat content. Raw flesh should be white/pink. Cooks up white.


Roasting, Broiling, Pan Searing, Frying, Steaming, Poaching.


At Harvest Select our goal is to provide prime farm raised catfish that is fresh and wholesome with respect for our customers, environment, and community. Harvest Select Catfish has been Best Aquaculture Practices Certified (BAP) and has received ISO 65 accreditation.

Harvest Select is the first catfish processor in the industry to receive these two standards of excellence. Also, as a member of the National Fisheries Institute (NFI), Harvest Select adheres to the practices of the Better Seafood Board. Members of NFI have pledged to follow the rules and not sell seafood that is short weight or count,
that has the wrong name, or that has
been transshipped to circumvent duties
and tariffs.

Harvest Select offers a variety of American made products to meet the needs of our customers. Harvest Select’s catfish are hatched and raised in our Mississippi hatchery, then raised and processed in the southeastern USA. Our fish are transported live to our state-of-the-art processing facilities. In Alabama they are sometimes processed and packed within 50 minutes of live harvesting. You can’t get much fresher than that.

Our company provides prime U.S. Farm raised catfish to supermarkets and restaurants throughout the United States and internationally. This mild and flaky, natural resource is raised in fresh water ponds and is eco-friendly.

Before processing, our Quality Assurance department samples our catfish several times for texture, flavor, and quality to ensure a delicious product that will please your palate and adapt to various recipes and cooking forms. Harvest Select catfish is offered in these final forms: whole fish, dressed, steaks, shank fillets, nuggets and strips.

All of our products can be purchased year-round fresh or frozen, breaded or unbreaded and marinated. We also offer regular and jalapeno hush puppies as the perfect accent for all your catfish dishes.

At Harvest Select, we are working constantly to develop new products and improve existing product lines to adapt as the market demands. We believe that our customers deserve the best catfish possible. Effective, precise management from our farms to your table assures Harvest Select catfish is sustainable and natural.