About Us

Carolina Classics Catfish was founded in 1985 as North America’s premium catfish producer.  From our first season, we have sought partner-distributors around the world who serve the finest quality seafood to discerning consumers, and that’s who we serve to this day.

Carolina Classics Catfish is the only fully integrated producer of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish.  We’re involved in all phases of aquaculture, from feed-milling, hatchery, farming, and processing, to sales and distribution. Since 1985, we have provided customers with quick and consistent service in delivering the freshest, premium quality farm-raised catfish available by following our company’s motto of Freshness, Quality, & Consistency.


Our Fish are harvested and transported live to our processing plant daily. We’re on the phone before the fish arrive, taking your fresh catfish order and shipping it to you that very day. Carolina Classics Catfish arrives at most East Coast destinations within one day of processing your order. So you’ll receive fish that were swimming just a matter of hours earlier. We provide faster, more frequent deliveries than any other supplier.  You’ll not only offer your consumers the freshest farm-raised catfish available on the market today, you’ll experience order flexibility, more inventory turns, and less shrink.

Quality Control

Carolina Classics Catfish was among the first American fish processors to volunteer to write and operate a USDC-managed HACCP plan, beginning in 1993. Today we manage a detailed quality control system, which meets the requirements for both a USDC and an FDA HACCP plan. These systems assure that our products are prepared in a safe and healthy manner.


As a vertically integrated company, Carolina Classics Catfish maintains strict control of the entire production system. From pond to plate we mill our own feed, operate our own hatchery, then raise, process and deliver premium quality catfish to you year round.

Carolina Classics Original Catfish

Carolina Classics Catfish offers a variety of premium products and sizes to service quality merchandising programs. Year round availability helps you plan your sales and promotions. All of our products are hand processed.

Carolina Classics Natural Catfish

For discerning consumers who want to know that their seafood is as naturally raised as possible to be free of drugs and pesticides, Carolina Classics raises the only natural farmed catfish available on the market today. For this unique product we hand-layer Carolina Classics Natural Catfish fillets under cello sheets and place them into one of our custom designed boxes.


Carolina Classics Catfish

7178 Hwy 11 S, Ayden, NC