USDA making large purchases of pollock, catfish

Whole catfish on a bed of ice.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is asking seafood suppliers to bid on 543,000 pounds of pollock and 154,000 pounds of domestic catfish.

The seafood will be used for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs. The bids to supply catfish are due by 25 November, while the bids on pollock are due by 1 December.

The USDA has been heavily supporting domestic seafood this year in order to support producers after the COVID-19 crisis wreaked havoc on fisheries ... 

Photo courtesy of Heartland Catfish

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