At harvest time the pond is seined
with a net sized to allow any
immature fish to escape. The fish
must pass a flavor test before a
pond is harvested. Heartland
Catfish has had the same flavor
tester for many years. What a job!
Large crains lift the nets from the
pond and into...
...transporter trucks filled with
water like huge mobile aquariums
keeping the catfish alive all the way
to the processing plant. Fish are
sampled for proper flavor at this
point as well.