N.C. trout, catfish sales increase

Shoppers buying N.C. trout, catfish

(Winston-Salem Journal (NC) (KRT) Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) Mar. 6--The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said yesterday that the state's sales of farmed trout and catfish rose last year because more people understand the nutritional value of fish.

According to the department, trout sales increased about 10 percent, to $7.2 million last year. Catfish sales increased 19 percent, also to about $7.2 million.

North Carolina ranks second, behind Idaho, in trout sales, the department said. The state ranks sixth in the country in catfish sales.

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