Lets talk… FISH! do you eat it?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll:
    I eat farmed fish, so what : (18 votes)
    26 %
    I never thought about it.. : (9 votes)
    13 %
    Ive heard of this frankinfish and farmed crap.. gross : (8 votes)
    12 %
    fish are friends not food! : (14 votes)
    21 %
    I always check to see where my food comes from! : (12 votes)
    18 %
    other? : (7 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 2
    8677 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We generally don’t like fish. I dislike the smell of all seafood and it makes me queezy, and husband will occasionally have it in sushi he picks up from the commissary. I don’t doubt it’s probably farmed.

    Post # 3
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I voted other because I don’t particularly like the taste of anything that comes out of the ocean, so to answer the title of the thread, no.

    Post # 4
    6048 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t eat fish from the supermarket.  It’s so frozen it’s like afriggin brick.  I grew up in the mid atlantic and now live in the south near the water.  We grew up crabbing and  shrimpin ourselves.  Most of the fish I’ve eaten is local.  I grew up with kids that had parents that had fish markets, so no fish from the supermarket.

    Post # 5
    8387 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m allergic to fish, so I can’t eat it.

    Post # 6
    5160 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    souza_2005:  I like fish and am someone who’s concerned about meat quality.  I’ve started trying to eat more sustainable fish (sardines, etc) but my weakness is salmon and tuna.  Mmmm….especially being from the North West, it’s so readily available here.

    I try to go for wild fish over farmed when it’s labeled, but I’m not religious about it.  I also foucsed on ethically raised meat and eggs, but again don’t follow this perfectly.  Tyipcally I’ll stock up when I’m in a nearby town that has a great food coop.  It’s expensive but seems like the health and environmental benefits are worth it.  

    Post # 8
    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    DH and I eat fish once or twice a week.  It’s so healthy for you! I usually tried to buy wild caught, but sometimes stores don’t have it or the ones they sell are ridiculously expensive – over $20 per pound!  unfortunately wild caught fish is way more expensive than organic chicken or pork or turkey or beef.  I definitely wouldn’t want to buy gmo fish though – scary!

    Post # 9
    6447 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I rarely eat fish (only a few times a year) and I have never paid attention to where it came from. I think if I ate it more I might pay more attention but I haven’t actually purchased and cooked my own fish- only ordered it at a restaurant. 

    Post # 10
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I won’t eat farmed fish. It’s disgusting. There are many fish farms being set up where I live (my family are also fishermen) and the devestation that those fish farms cause is awful. The fish is dyed, filled with antibiotics and god knows what else, and it’s awful for the ecosystem around the fish farms.

    If you’re eating farmed salmon and think it’s good for you, think again.

    Because I am on the Atlantic Coast, where you cannot catch wild salmon, I don’t eat it. I do eat lots of haddock and mackerel that my family catches.

    Post # 11
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I love seafood and fish but I admit I don’t each much of it now that I’m living in a land-locked city a five hour drive from the nearest coast. But when I was living back home in New Orleans it was a dietary staple for our family.

    Post # 12
    736 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    souza_2005:  I don’t buy farmed fish, only wild. At least that’s what the label says :/ 

    Post # 13
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I eat canned tuna every day and sometimes what we call butter fish here (stuff like hake etc). Other than that I do not enjoy any other types of fish or seafood. Except for salt and pepper squid. I used to work in aquaculture regulation and I don’t know about the US but in Australia farmed fish is very heavily regulated and inspected, environmental tests done etc so I’m not concerned about Australian farmed fish as such. If anything it’s more sustainable than wild caught. The farmed Kingfish produced here is world regarded and used it top restaurants etc. I wouldn’t be keen to eat farmed stuff from some Asian countries etc. though.

    Post # 14
    6963 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I live in the midwest so our choices are limited. Usually I only order fish when we go out to a restaurant or if it’s a special at the local deli (which is wild caught I believe).

    I try to eat the recommended amount for women who could possibly become pregnant which is only like 12 oz/week, so it’s not like I eat that much anyway.

    Post # 15
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I really like fish, and I think a lot of it is farmed. I’m very sorry that fishermen are being put out of business. 🙁 But, money is tight for my boyfriend and me, and we can’t afford to shop stores that have specialty fish that is wild caught. We usually get whatever is on sale that week.

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