Catfish dish(Photo courtesy jimmywayne via Flickr)

The southeastern U.S. supplies most of the farmed catfish in this country, one of the few aquaculture operations dubbed a Best Choice by Seafood Watch for its ecological responsibility. While chances are the catfish in Alabama restaurants like Ezell’s Fish Camp in Lavaca (pictured) are farmed, the wild Gafftopsail and hardhead varieties are directly threatened by the spill.