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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

Love Canned Tuna? More Grocers Want To Make Sure It Was Caught Responsibly
NPR Digital Media

Love Canned Tuna? More Grocers Want To Make Sure It Was C...

Whole Foods this month became the latest retailer to adopt a policy to ensure the canned tuna it sells is caught with methods that don't decimate fish stocks or trap other animals.

Shrinking Gulf Shrimp Harvest Linked to Lingering Red Tide
WGCU-FM

Shrinking Gulf Shrimp Harvest Linked to Lingering Red Tide

Florida's winter shrimp harvest in the Gulf of Mexico saw "a couple of bad months," fishermen say, on top of reports of low numbers for the iconic stone crab as well.

I Want To Eat Fish Responsibly. But The Seafood Guides Are So Confusing!
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I Want To Eat Fish Responsibly. But The Seafood Guides Ar...

All reputable seafood guides are science-based, and yet can offer conflicting advice, because they have different goals. Some support sustainable fishers. Others aim to recover dec

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?

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“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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