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
The Kirk Family of Goodland, Florida have been in the business of harvesting and selling stone crabs for six generations.
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
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?
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.
Trash fish or treasure? The long and storied history of Florida's most under-appreciated fish is explored.
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
NPR Digital Media
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 Whet Global Appetite for Cheap Shrimp
Through seven decades, Fort Myers Beach shrimpers have struggled against adversity. How much longer can they survive?