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WGCU Sustainable Seafood Series

A multi-platform series exploring Gulf Coast sustainable seafood, its local history and its fledgling future.

Visit our companion websites to the two documentaries in the series.

Why Sustainable Seafood Matters

Would You Eat This Fish? A Shark Called Dogfish Makes A Tasty Taco
NPR Digital Media

Would You Eat This Fish? A Shark Called Dogfish Makes A T...

About 90 percent of the fish Americans eat is imported, yet fish caught off our shores is often exported. New efforts are promoting locally caught fish, especially ones we've...

FDA Issues New Seafood Advice For Moms-To-Be. Not Everyone Is Thrilled
NPR Digital Media

FDA Issues New Seafood Advice For Moms-To-Be. Not Everyon...

Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid.

How sustainable seafood can harm coastal communities
American Public Media

How sustainable seafood can harm coastal communities

Lee van der Voo wrote about the 'catch share' system in her book 'The Fish Market.'

Can the seafood industry get Americans to eat local fish?
PBS NewsHour

Can the seafood industry get Americans to eat local fish?

Americans are eating exported seafood in a pattern that could wipe out the U.S. fishing.

90 Percent Of Fish We Use For Fishmeal Could Be Used To Feed Humans Instead
NPR Digital Media

90 Percent Of Fish We Use For Fishmeal Could Be Used To F...

Currently, one-fourth of all fish caught globally goes to produce fishmeal and fish oil for farmed seafood, pigs and chickens. A lot of it is "food grade" and could be feeding the

Mullet: Fish of the Future?

Mullet: Trash Fish to Gourmet Dish
WGCU-FM

Mullet: Trash Fish to Gourmet Dish

There’s an ongoing effort to change the reputation of mullet. The fish was mostly thought of as bait. But now, mullet and its roe are appearing on menus at fancy US restaurants.

Mullet: A Tale of Two Fish
WGCU Presents

Mullet: A Tale of Two Fish

Trash fish or treasure? The long and storied history of Florida's most under-appreciated fish is explored.

Do Mullet Jump For A Breath Of Fresh Air?
WGCU-FM

Do Mullet Jump For A Breath Of Fresh Air?

Dr. Jerry Jackson reveals some of the most fascinating and lesser-known attributes of mullet. Listen to 'With the Wild Things.'

Shrimp: America's Favorite Seafood

Shrimp Grown In Tanks Make A Splash
NPR Digital Media

Shrimp Grown In Tanks Make A Splash

The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways, with seafood produced unsustainably, sometimes with slave labor. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is...

Thai Shrimp Industry Exploits Workers to Sell Cheap Shrimp
PBS NewsHour

Thai Shrimp Industry Exploits Workers to Sell Cheap Shrimp

Thai Shrimp Industry Exploits Workers to Whet Global Appetite for Cheap Shrimp

Pink Gold Rush: A WGCU Documentary
WGCU Presents

Pink Gold Rush: A WGCU Documentary

Through seven decades, Fort Myers Beach shrimpers have struggled against adversity. How much longer can they survive?

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Sustainable Seafood Blog

Making Sustainable Sushi Deliciously Uncomplicated

Last Updated by Anna Bejerano on

Walk into your local grocery store and you’ll find it in the seafood section: fresh (well, hopefully fresh) sushi. Deviating from its reputation as an exotic delicacy over the years, sushi has graduated from just another food fad to an American institution. By 2016, the sushi industry brings in over $2 billion in revenue in the United States alone.

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How Does Water Quality Impact Fisheries?

Posted by Chelle Koster Walton on

“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” -Jacques Yves Cousteau Quoted in the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit coming to Sanibel this fall, the late undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau’s reminder of the inextricable link between water and life raises questions regarding the future of sustainable fisheries.

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Sanibel Sea School Serves Up Mullet

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A group of ocean lovers spanning several generations gathered within the brightly colored walls of the Sanibel Sea School on Aug. 25 as part of a week dedicated to the study of mullet.

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