National Catfish Day is a national observance of the United States celebrating “the value of farm-raised catfish.” The day was designated as June 25, 1987, by President Ronald Reagan, who issued the Presidential Proclamation after the US Congress called for the day to be established in House Joint Resolution 178.
At Congressional Seafood, we think you should celebrate by putting our own local, great-tasting but extremely invasive wild blue catfish on your menu all week. Even with 6-8 million pounds harvested yearly, the wild blue catfish population continues to explode across the Bay. One of their favorite foods is the Chesapeake Bay blue crab, whose population is currently in dire straights. (Full Newsletter)