Regulation

Feds Spend $20 Million Just to Plan on Inspecting Catfish

Big Cat pushing government to inspect imported catfish especially

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Dick Stevens is a catfish legend in Mississippi.

President and CEO of Consolidate Catfish, Stevens owns one of the biggest catfish processors in the U.S. — in one day, he handles 400,000 pounds of fish.

He is also one of the driving forces for getting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to inspect catfish grown in the U.S. and imported.

Critics call that a huge waste of millions of American tax dollars because that means two agencies are charged with inspecting catfish — the USDA and the Food and Drug Administration.

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