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#31 Sneakeater

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:52 PM

Probably it was caught by enslaved fisherman.
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#32 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 03:45 PM

As stated above, I stay away from any and all seafood from SE Asia.  Wild US shrimp when you can get them. 

 

Yesterday, Whole Foods Houston St. had fresh Copper River sockeye @ $31/lb, and fresh wild king for about $37 (though I don't remember the provenance).

Lobster Place was like 23 and 24 respectively


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:17 PM

Wild Alaskan King was about $38 at Eataly. It was delicious.


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#34 joethefoodie

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:23 PM

 

As stated above, I stay away from any and all seafood from SE Asia.  Wild US shrimp when you can get them. 

 

Yesterday, Whole Foods Houston St. had fresh Copper River sockeye @ $31/lb, and fresh wild king for about $37 (though I don't remember the provenance).

Lobster Place was like 23 and 24 respectively

 

Wow - that's pretty reasonable too.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:15 PM

 

 

As stated above, I stay away from any and all seafood from SE Asia.  Wild US shrimp when you can get them. 

 

Yesterday, Whole Foods Houston St. had fresh Copper River sockeye @ $31/lb, and fresh wild king for about $37 (though I don't remember the provenance).

Lobster Place was like 23 and 24 respectively

 

Wow - that's pretty reasonable too.

 

 

Fairway in Woodland Park had the copper river sockeye on sale at $19.99 a few minutes ago.  Bought a nice piece of it.  They also had a sale on Faroe Islands farmed salmon for $9.99.  Looked like really nice fish, had some of that last week.

 

I asked the fish clerk about the difference in price with the Fairway in the city, and other places.  He said that their immediate area is tremendously competitive and that's what they need to do to keep their customers.


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#36 Suzanne F

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 06:23 PM

 

 

As stated above, I stay away from any and all seafood from SE Asia.  Wild US shrimp when you can get them. 

 

Yesterday, Whole Foods Houston St. had fresh Copper River sockeye @ $31/lb, and fresh wild king for about $37 (though I don't remember the provenance).

Lobster Place was like 23 and 24 respectively

 

Wow - that's pretty reasonable too.

 

Remember the The Lobster Place is a restaurant supplier first and then a retailer. So if they bring in a lot for their customer list, we benefit. That's why I still shop there.


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#37 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 06:43 PM

yeah but there are somethings they are way over market on.  Like the 9 dollar softshells.


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#38 Suzanne F

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:25 PM

Could be; I guess I've missed those.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:47 PM

And a little more fuel to the fire - a fine op-ed pice.

 

Why Are We Importing Our Own Seafood?



#40 LiquidNY

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:58 PM

How about sewer fish?


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#41 joethefoodie

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 03:12 PM

Here's a pretty encouraging story about what can happen with proper fishery management, maybe a little luck, etc....

 

Dramatic Turnaround in Pacific Rockfish and other west coast fish.

 

 In a major turnaround that argues for strong fisheries management, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s trusted Seafood Watch program has upgraded the status of 21 commercially important fish, including most species of Pacific rockfish in a report released Tuesday.

 

Overall, according to Seafood Watch, 84% of all the groundfish landings on the West Coast are now considered either “best choice” or “good alternative” – the two highest rankings. Groundfish are fish that live on or near the bottom. Previously they had been considered troubled because of overfishing and because of the ecological damage caused to the ocean floor by trawling.

“This is one of the great success stories about ecological and economic recovery of a commercially important fishery,” said Margaret Spring, vice president of conservation and science, and chief conservation officer for the Monterey Bay Aquarium in a release.

 



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 03:21 PM

Talking about sustainability and using local fish. Well, it doesn't get more local than this...

 

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 03:57 PM

Speaking only for myself, I live much closer to the Gowanus Canal than the East River.
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#44 joethefoodie

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 04:03 PM

The creatures in the Gowanus - are they called fish?



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 04:07 PM

I'm sure they could come up with any number of interesting catches if the Gowanus Canal was drained or dredged.


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