GREENSBORO, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Townsend Kyser, an Alabama farmer and current president of the non-profit organization Catfish Farmers of America, has developed a new interest in hockey after learning of the 15-year tradition of throwing a catfish onto the ice before home games.
“As a lifelong producer of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish, I’m familiar with the versatility of catfish in the restaurant, but I had no idea how powerful an igniter of a fan base it could be in the hockey ring,” said Kyser.
“I speak for all catfish farmers in congratulating the Nashville Predators on reaching the Stanley Cup finals,” continued Kyser. “Catfish is not just a Southern ‘thing’, but we do tend to love them more than most – fried, baked, or even tossed onto the ice.”
Catfish Farmers of America represents catfish farmers, processors, feed mills, researchers, and suppliers of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish across the United States. Our organization is a non-profit trade association that was formed in 1968 and is the United States’ largest and strongest aquaculture organization.