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  • n. Any of various edible freshwater fish of the genus Pangasius, native to southeast Asia, especially the iridescent shark, Pangasius hypophthalmus.


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  • The problem is that the pangasius is an entirely different species of fish.

    Fishy Business in Washington

  • In an earlier bout of protectionism, Congress even passed a law making it illegal to call pangasius "catfish" for marketing purposes.

    Fishy Business in Washington

  • So now American producers want Mr. Vilsack's Agriculture Department to call the pangasius a catfish again, so that they can inflict on it a new safety inspection regime that applies only to catfish.

    Fishing For Trade

  • Vietnam plans to export 100,000 tons of tra catfish, also known as pangasius, to Russia this year.


  • - Global sustainability standards governing Asian catfish farming - also known as pangasius, tra or basa farming -- are in the final stage of development, and will assure that this fast growing industry addresses environmental and social impacts such as water pollution, and poor fish health management, and feeding practices.

    WWF - Environmental News

  • Mekong catfish, popularly known in Davao as "pangasius," is a fish that naturally grows from the Mekong river delta.


  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public comment on its proposal to classify the pangasius as a "catfish."

    Fishy Business in Washington

  • No wonder this pangasius stir has American exporters worried about retaliation.

    Fishy Business in Washington

  • Vietnamese pangasius, like all fish imports, already is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

    Fishy Business in Washington

  • While he's on the subject of fish, Mr. Obama might want to school himself on the campaign against the Vietnamese pangasius.

    Fishy Business in Washington


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