Catfish Processing, from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics ServiceEntry ID: USDA0270
Abstract: The tables in "Catfish Processing" contain current and historic
data from the monthly Catfish releases published by the National
Agricultural Statistics Service. They show information
summarized from processors' monthly reports on farm raised
catfish, including round weight purchased, prices paid,
inventory, quantity sold, prices, and imports. Tables begin as
... early as January 1970 and go through August 1993.
All major processors are included in the Catfish Processing
Survey along with most of the smaller processors which meet the
criteria of having a minimum capacity to process 2,000 pounds
live weight of fish per 8 hour shift. The Catfish report refers
strictly to the processing of farm-raised fish and excludes wild
Collection Organization: National Agricultural Statistics Service
Collection Methodology: Surveys of the farm universe are made
several times each year and estimates are adopted based on
survey data and any other available administrative data that
would support estimate levels.
Collection Frequency: Annual.
Update Characteristics: N/A
The data reside in one LOTUS 1-2-3 (.WK1) file.
Data Center: National Agricultural Statistics Service
Dissemination Media: Diskette, Internet home page
File Format: ASCII delimited
Access Instructions: Call NASS at 1-800-999-6779 for historical
series data available on diskette. For historical series data
available online, connect to the Internet home page at Cornell
Or connect at the NASS Internet home page.
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > AQUACULTURE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ECONOMIC RESOURCES > AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION
OCEANS > AQUATIC SCIENCES > AQUACULTURE
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > CATFISHES/MINNOWS > CATFISH
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ECONOMIC RESOURCES > AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION
Quality Each state provides estimates, and estimates are closely
reviewed at the national level. U.S. totals evaluated using a
balanced sheet approach. All surveys computer and manually
edited for error.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: jbrueggen at nass.usda.gov
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Systems & Information Division South Agriculture Building, Room 5811 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20250
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-12-21