Reeling in the dough: California catfish proving to be big business

When you think farm-to-fork you probably think fresh fruits, vegetables, or meat. Here in Sacramento, farm-to-fork also means fresh fish. More specifically, catfish.

For the past three years, California catfish has fetched the highest per pound prices in the nation. Last year, the USDA reported that catfish sales in California were nearly $2 a pound more than the rest of the nation. The reason being, most California fish are delivered alive.

The Fishery in Galt is the leading catfish producer in the state. The company’s CFO, Zachary Beer, says 100 percent of their fish are delivered live…

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