Only a few people are trusted to run the band saw for deheading catfish. A good operator can process up to 50 fish in a minute. It’s hard monotinus work that won’t allow for a momements carelessness. There are lots of people in the meat packing industry that have lost fingers or worse to these machines.
This saw is also used for heading all the other types of fish that have come through the plant. This includes everything from Black Drum to Buffalo.