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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

"The Fish on My Plate"
FRONTLINE

"The Fish on My Plate"

Bestselling author and lifelong fisherman Paul Greenberg investigates the health of the ocean — and his own — by spending a year eating seafood at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet?
NPR Digital Media

What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet?

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

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.

Clam Farming at Alligator Harbor
Local Routes

Clam Farming at Alligator Harbor

Discover what it is like to plant & harvest a "crop" underwater at a clam farm.

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

Where To Find Pink Shrimp & Striped Mullet

Last Updated by Chelle Koster Walton on

In the wake of WGCU’s sustainable seafood series on “pink gold” and mullet comes a swell of interest in the two local species. Perhaps the most-asked question: “Where can we get it?” So now that we’ve whetted your appetite, follow us to some favorite sources for fresh and prepared product.

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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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