- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

DODDSVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Catfish farmer Ben Pentecost of Doddsville says a layer of ice coated his family’s ponds in the Delta from the Arctic weather system that swept through Mississippi.

Pentecost, who has raised catfish for 33 years, says in an interview Wednesday with the Associated Press that he thinks most of the fish will survive, though they’d be stressed by the cold.

He says as long as the fish are in the water, they’re not going to die during a short cold snap.

He says that on Tuesday, crews at his ponds loaded fish onto trucks to go to processing plants. They worked in 19-degree weather and their nylon nets were frozen stiff.

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