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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.

Florida Stone Crab

Six Generations of Sustainability
WGCU Digital

Six Generations of Sustainability

The Kirk Family of Goodland, Florida have been in the business of harvesting and selling stone crabs for six generations.

Trap to Table
WGCU Digital

Trap to Table

From the opening of season on October 15 to the close of season on May 15 stone crab fisherman are hard at work. Damas Kirk, a fifth generation stone crab fisherman shares what it

At the Fish House
WGCU Digital

At the Fish House

Kelly Kirk explains what it takes to run the family fish house and get stone crab claws, once they are caught from the fisherman to a customer.

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

Sanibel Sea School Serves Up Mullet

Last Updated by Anna Bejerano on

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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Is The 2016 Mullet Season Recovering From a Slow Start?

Last Updated by Rosie Emery on

Since WGCU-TV’s documentary: Mullet: A Tale of Two Fish, premiered in May, fresh water releases from Lake Okeechobee have continued to flow down the Caloosahatchee River into the Gulf of Mexico. Warm summer temperatures, combined with the increased fresh water flowing into the estuary, have altered the marine habitat.

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What is Sustainable Seafood and How Does Mullet Fit the bill?

Last Updated by Joy Hazell on

Over the past several years there has been a large movement towards sustainable and locally grown food. U.S. based seafood has been largely absent from this conversation as we continue to increase our imported seafood to today’s rate where 91% of the seafood eaten in the U.S. is imported from other countries.

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