Why Are We Importing Our Own Fish?

As go scallops, so goes the nation. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, even though the United States controls more ocean than any other country, 86 percent of the seafood we consume is imported. But it’s much fishier than that: While a majority of the seafood Americans eat is foreign, a third of what Americans catch is sold to foreigners. Read more here  14:18

One Response to Why Are We Importing Our Own Fish?

  1. Brian M. says:

    As a fisherman, I know that the Bass or Crappie I catch in one lake, does not taste the same as another lake. I feel that this maybe the same with the import export of seafood. We’re here, If you want American fish caught by an American then get on a boat or find a commercial fisherman here that you can buy from and have it overnight airmailed to you! It’s not as expensive as you would think. If the support was here, then not as many fish would be exported and you could get everything a lot fresher. It is not however, and it causes our industry to sell where they can to support their families.

    A better, solution in my opinion, would be to hire one of these commercial fishermen, and charter their boat, grab your kid away from the TV and go out and catch your own! THEN, you will TRULY know where your catch came from and find a new skill and hobby!

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