Southwest Florida Sustainable seafood venture proposes processing whole fish

Commercial fisherman Kenny Jenkins prepares to throw a cast net on a school of mullet near a dock on Longboat Key.If you are killing a fish mostly to get its valuable eggs and turn them into an expensive delicacy, what do you do with the leftovers? Healthy Earth intends to prove its case in Southwest Florida, building on two fishy acquisitions started here: The Anna Maria Fish Co., which makes bottarga from mullet roe, and Mote Marine Laboratory’s multi-year success story growing Russian sturgeon in tanks to create a sustainable source of caviar. A more profitable and more ecologically sound solution, is to make fish chow, fish oil and maybe some fertilizer out of what is left after taking the fish’s roe and its fillets. Read the rest here 15:31

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