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Subject: Re: UPDATE, comment?
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:07:14 -0500
From: Jeff McCord
To: wgselby@statesman.com

In my opinion, the one line you are concerned about is a minor overstatement

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 11:59 am, Jeff McCord wrote:

The study was conducted by Market Research Institute, a nationally recognized market research firm, during May and June of 2005.   The research focused on the states with the highest per capita sales of U.S. Farm Raised Catfish. In each state, the researchers contacted and obtained data from seafood purchasing agents for seafood stores, supermarkets, catfish restaurants and other restaurants and came up with the aggregate numbers I provided to you on Thursday...

On Th, March 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm, Jeff McCord wrote:

...The Catfish Institute (TCI) has found that Texans eat more catfish than all the other core Southern catfish consumption states combined.  Our assertion is based on market research of the five largest catfish consuming states conducted for The Catfish Institute in 2005. ...

In any event, here is what TCI's market research found:

State            Pounds of Catfish consumed annually

AL                29,729,957.92
AR                18,137,009.96
LA                28,197,573.84
MS               18,456,587.34       
Combined total:            94,521,129.06

Texas consumption:     108,880,279.13