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blue catfish

noun
1.
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
1825-1835
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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