I understood the reference to catfish as fish that are targeted more by anglers than by commercials, along with conger, wrasse, mullet, flounder, tope, and midwater sharks. He then goes on to mention other angler caught species that are often seen in commercial discards. I didn't see the reference to them being specifically important to all anglers, rather as species that might be subject to recreational angling pressure.
Catfish (wolf-fish; take your fav name) have never been targeted by either anglers or the commecials ime. They are lovely eating so fetch a good price at the market but so few and far between that they are not something anyone targets, or ever did. What have i missed?
Rare as hens teeth for angling charters and not much more than a box full for the evil rockhopper trawlers either. Pure fluff.