Aquaculture in Alabama


The pond you see in the above photo is not for growing rice. It also is not a livestock pond either.

On this particular farm are five ponds. Slow reaction time that I have all but this one pond whizzed by at 60 miles an hour.

Okay, enough already you may be saying.

This is a “Catfish Farm”. Alabama, and other southern states, has gone to “Aquaculture” to meet the needs of a public that clamors for their catfish.

Churches have “Catfish Suppers” to appease hungry parishioners before a Bible study. Restaurants, large and small, advertise “All you can eat catfish” on Tuesday nights to increase revenues.

If catfish is advertised on the menu you can plan on waiting for a table.

Personally, I’m not a fan of catfish. No kind of fish to be precise so I don’t fall in the numbers of diners these farms make a living from.

Alabama Catfish Producers has quite an interesting and informative website.

The days of fishing rivers, streams, and lakes for your supper are left only to the avid fishermen and women. The rest of the population meet at “Bubba’s” for platefuls of all you can eat catfish.

Just thought you might like to know there is more farming in the south than rice, beans, corn, and peanuts.



About Message In A Fold

I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

2 responses to “Aquaculture in Alabama

  • gardenpinks

    Those catfish are ugly looking devils aren’t they?? I’ll pass on this dish thanks:)
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

    • Message In A Fold

      You and me both! I don’t know what is so wonderful about catfish either.

      Those whisker things sure do hurt when the catfish pokes you with one of them.

      Are there going to be any “Garden Tales” on your blog this season? Or maybe an update on your crafting genius?

      Love you – Leslie

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