Colin McEnroe Show: Growing Fish & How To Not Eat Sushi Like An Idiot

Tales of tilapia, sushi and sustainability.

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Colin McEnroe Show: Growing Fish & How To Not Eat Sushi Like An Idiot

It seems you can't win with fish.

There are health benefits to eating it, but overfishing is destroying the ocean stocks of wild fish.
 
We're catching more fish than the ecosystem can produce naturally. One anti-overfishing group says the oceans in 1900 contained at least six times more fish than they do today. 
 
You can carry around one of those Seafood Watch guides and try to avoid the fish that are red-listed, but most of the green-listed fish are farmed. Fish farming sometimes does environmental damage in other countries, and farmed fish aren't always especially good for you - some of them are fed antibiotics and others are even fed testosterone. 
 
So you can go to your fish counter and try to find out whether the tilapia was farmed by an environmentally friendly company like Aquafinca.
 
But that's a lot of work.
 
You'll hear three fish stories today.
 
Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.

  

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The natural cycle of predator

The natural cycle of predator and prey is being destroyed that's why the supply of fish is getting limited by the year. Maybe if we try to balance things by properly catching and breeding fish, then we will not have this concern. College paper about fishing.

i love to have food, my

i love to have food, my favorite destination is seafood restaurant brisbane,its really yummy and affordable.

Very nice program! I wish all

Very nice program! I wish all schools had this. What can we do to help this continue?

listen closely

This was clarified in the interview right away!

Schools, as in fish...

It's great to know that we have programs like the Harris Agriscience Center and the 21 other agricultural programs in Connecticut! Schools can benefit from the nutritious food their students produce and the awareness that food doesn't come from a grocery store. It's time for us to demand homegrown solutions for our food supply issues! Keep up the great work CT VoAg Teachers!

Sushi is not raw fish. Sushi

Sushi is not raw fish. Sushi is seasoned rice(vinegar and maybe sugar)and nori. Almost anything else can be added, including raw or cooked fish. Raw fish is sashimi.