US: catfish in the federal school lunch programs. Is this a subsidy?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will be buying up to US$ 5 million of catfish to be donated to child nutrition and other domestic food assistance programme through the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

It seems that it must be "domestic farm-raised catfish". According to some of the articles appearing in the U.S. press domestic producers "say could give the industry more leverage in its fight against Asian imports."

Here is the link to the press release by USDA:


Here is a link to an article on this subject:


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