Catfish, swai or pangasius ?

I read in Wikipedia that Pangasius is prohibited to be labeled “catfish” in the U.S.


Most likely due to commercial intrests. A lot of the smaller species are aquarium species, and some of the larger are used commercially.

There is a big brouhaha currently going on about the alleged ‘dumping’ of Asian fish on the U.S. market, with it being labeled ‘catfish’. Part of it has to do with cheap imported fish (undercutting prices) and part of it has to do with a kind of ‘copyright’ (if you will) on the name ‘catfish’.

Thank you both.