Catfish farming

Scott Kiker’s daughter Jordan, 16, tends the troughs full of eggs, aerated by rotating paddles. The operation uses only federally approved water additives and antibiotics. Southern catfish farmers worry that imported Vietnamese basa and tra, sometimes sold as catfish, won't be subject to the same regulations.

( Sean Gardner / For The Los Angeles Times / June 3, 2008 )

Scott Kiker’s daughter Jordan, 16, tends the troughs full of eggs, aerated by rotating paddles. The operation uses only federally approved water additives and antibiotics. Southern catfish farmers worry that imported Vietnamese basa and tra, sometimes sold as catfish, won't be subject to the same regulations.

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