blue catfish

noun
a large freshwater catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, that is a popular food fish in the states of the Mississippi River valley.
Also, blue cat.
Also called blue channel cat, blue channel catfish.


Origin:
1825–35, Americanism

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Channel catfish account for almost all of commercial production while a closely related species, blue catfish, is also cultured.
The consumption advisory recommended eating no blue catfish and only two meals of carp per month taken from the problem area.
Channel catfish and blue catfish are frequently targeted by local anglers, and blue catfish over thirty pounds are not uncommon.
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