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Ictalurus punctatus

Common Names: Catfish, Channel Catfish



Year Round Availability


Inland Pond; Missisippi, 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.



offering developed by the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish industry. Biologically speaking, it is Grade A Catfish (Ictalurus Punctatus). So why not just call it Catfish? Well, because Delacata Style Catfish Fillets are far from a traditional Catfish fillet. The mild flavor and thick, meaty flake of Delacata Style Catfish Fillets are similar to Snapper or Grouper – but the price point is significantly less. Only the most select fish are harvested to create Delacata Style Catfish Fillets. They are then deep-skinned and hand-trimmed to ensure all fat is removed, leaving only a fantastic, and incredibly consistent, prime cut of fish. The thick fillets are perfect for grilling, sautéing or broiling, and resist curling or shrinking under intense heat. The texture is extremely forgiving and remains moist, even on the longest buffet lines. Their mildly sweet flavor profile is also remarkably easy to work with. Sauces, marinades or herb rubs – it complements anything you throw at it. A Delacata Style Catfish
Fillet makes for the perfect catch of the day, every day.

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.