Blue Catfish harvesting, stocking, MaCarthur Park

Arkansas catfish producers had 7.03 million foodsize fish on January 1, 2020, down 34 percent from a year ago.

Arkansas catfish producers had 7.03 million foodsize fish on January 1, 2020, down 34 percent from a year ago.

The number of large foodsize inventory on hand totaled 230,000 fish. Medium foodsize inventory, at 2.84 million fish; while, small foodsize inventory at 3.96 million fish.

Arkansas catfish growers had foodsize fish sales of $19.7 million during 2019, up 6 percent from 2018.

Large food-size fish are over 3 pounds per fish. Large stockers are 180 to 750 pounds per 1,000 fish.

Medium food-size fish are 1 ½ to 3 pounds per fish. Small stockers are 60 to 180 pounds per 1,000 fish or over 6 inches in length.

Small food-size fish are ¾ to 1 ½ pounds per fish.

Fingerlings are 2 to 60 pounds per 1,000 fish or 2-6 inches in length.

CLICK HERE to read more business news on our website. Tell your friends and family that thanks to our advertisers, they can read news for free on our website.

Email us at news@magnoliareporter.com

CLICK HERE to follow us on Twitter @Magnolia_Report

CLICK HERE to find us on Facebook.

 

Click an emoticon to express your reaction to this article.

2
0
0
0
0

Recommended for you