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We only serve US domestic farm raised catfish from the Mississippi Delta.

Never cheap sub-standard imitations falsely labeled as 'Catfish'


8. Imported Basa/Swai/Tra/Striped Pangasius (Often Labeled “Catfish”)
These are popping up as trendy new menu items all over America,
but what you’re likely getting is a fish called pangasius or swai fish,
a fish that wholesales for $2 a pound. (25) I consider this the
#1 filthiest fish on the menu.
A 2016 study found 70 to 80 percent of pangasius samples were
contaminated by Vibriobacteria — the microbes behind most cases of
shellfish poisoning. Raw or undercooked pangasius, the authors warned,
could pose a hazard to consumers. (26) Beyond the ick factor, these
pangasius ponds in Vietnam have given birth to “the most intensive and
productive food production system on earth.” Aside from destroying
important river life and wetlands, this fish factory farming method results
in fish swimming in waste and sludge. They’re also treated with a broad
range of antibiotics, in addition to pesticides and disinfectants.
The antibiotics used include several that are characterized as critically
and highly important for human health according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
In 2017, Europe rejected at least 17 pangasius shipments due to nitrofuran antibiotic residues. (27)
All of this antibiotic abuse makes the issue of stopping superbugs that much harder.
The U.S. isn’t immune, either. In fact, an August 2016 report shows a U.S. catfish inspection agency recently turned away 40,000 pounds of imported catfish due to contamination issues.
This includes fish testing positive for malachite green, a veterinary drug used
to treat sick fish. (28) In other imported “catfish” crackdown news, the owner
 Virginia Star and International Sea Products was actually sentenced to
five years in prison in 2015 for importing $15.5 million worth of pangasius “catfish” and marketing it as sole, grouper, flounder, snakehead, channa and conger pike, a type of eel.
DNA tests revealed that the frozen fish was in fact Pangasius hypophthalmus,
a fish in the catfish family marketed under approved trade names including swai or striped pangasius. (29 often
sold preserved in tons of salt, so be sure to soak it and rinse well before cooking
and eating to reduce sodium levels.
54) (Note, Monterey Bay’s other
seafood guides are factoring in sustainability, but not necessarily contaminants that could impact your health.) The fish that fit this healthiest fish bill are:

Wild-caught Alaskan salmon
When you choose wild-caught Alaskan salmon,
you get to enjoy the true salmon health benefits.

Pacific Sardines
Sardines nutrition serves as one of the highest omega-3 fatty acid sources on the planet. Because it’s a fish lower on the food chain, contaminate levels are low.

Atlantic mackerel
This oily fish is also high in health omega-3s. Mackerel