Post # 1
DH is a commercial fisherman. think deadliest catch but smaller boat and only salmon. wild alaskan salmon.
there has been a lot of controversy over fish latly. dont know if you all are “caught” up on this. … hehe. pun intended
anyways a lot of fish in super markets are farmed fish these days…… helping put us out of buisness.
“farm-raised” seafood is the process of raising fish commercially on land, usually in pools or tanks, or offshore fish farms—areas of ocean that are netted off to keep the stock fish from escaping. In farms, operators control the production of fish as well as what they eat. Thousands of fish are crammed into pens, which leads to the growth of diseases and parasites that require antibiotics and pesticides. They dye the fish to look like wild fish…….its really sad and so are the fish. this is the cheaper route but def. not as good for you. in fact farmed fish is only recommended for consumtion one a month. while wild salmon is recommended once a week.
so here i am, asking
how many of you really do eat farmed fish? do you even think of where your fish comes from?
controversy these days is over the frankenfish!!!! a new breed!
” The biotechnology industry says it has genetically modified a fish that grows at twice the normal rate, so it can get to market sooner and make more money, faster. But this dangerous lab experiment is all hype and full of downsides to consumers, salmon growers and the environment. The FDA doesn’t even do its own testing of genetically modified animals: it relies on information provided by the company that wants approval. And because GM salmon are being considered as a new animal drug, the process isn’t focused on what happens to people who eat genetically modified animals. “
people are trying to push for this frankenfish and for it also to not be labeled in our stores! disgusting.
we even have bumper stickers here that say “friends dont let friends eat farmed salmon”
Im sure there are people out there who feel this passionate about their corn or cows.
Post # 2
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
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
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
I’m allergic to fish, so I can’t eat it.
Post # 6
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
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
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
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
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
souza_2005: I don’t buy farmed fish, only wild. At least that’s what the label says :/
Post # 13
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
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
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.