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NATIONAL CATFISH DAY – June 25

National Catfish Day - June 25

 NATIONAL CATFISH DAY

National Catfish Day is observed each year on June 25.   In the United States, this national observance celebrates “the value of farm raised catfish”.

A diverse group of ray-finned fish, catfish are named for their prominent barbels, which resemble cat whiskers.

  • Catfish are nocturnal.
  • Catfish are a good source of Vitamin D.
  • In the United States, the most commonly eaten species are the channel catfish and the blue catfish.

A favorite dish to many Americans, this fine finned fish can be prepared many different ways.  A popular preparation method in the United States is to coat it with cornmeal and fry it.

“In 1986, catfish comprised the third highest volume of finned fish consumed in the United States.”

NATIONAL CATFISH DAY HISTORY

National Catfish Day was designated as June 25, 1987, by President Ronald Reagan, who issued the Presidential Proclamation after the United States Congress called for the day to be established in House Joint Resolution 178.   Proclamation 5672 — National Catfish Day, 1987

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