As part of National Small Business Week, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, today announced Haring Catfish of Wisner, La. to be the Small Business of the Day, and will be submitting it into the Congressional Record.

“Louisiana is known for its fresh, high-quality, and delicious seafood,” said Vitter. “Haring Catfish’s commitment to raising the highest quality catfish through healthy, high-protein diets has elevated them to be one of the most-recognized catfish farms in the United States. I am proud to recognize Haring Catfish during this year’s National Small Business Week.”

Opened in the early 1960s by Walter Carl (Pete) Haring, Sr., Haring Catfish has since grown to a company that processes over 300,000 pounds of catfish per week. Haring Catfish has received numerous distinguished awards, including the Louisiana Catfish Farmer of the Year Award, Catfish Farmers of America Award of Excellence, and the Small Business Person of the Year Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

As Chairman of the Small Business Committee, Vitter is continuing the tradition of honoring local small businesses.