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Post by SandyM » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:10 pm

Either way you look at it, eating fish has its pros and cons. Farmed fish is quite the environmental disaster but so is our fish consumption and fishing practice on the large scale. Over fishing is destroying our oceans.
Farmed fish are fed antibotics, hormones, GMO corn and soy. Tilapia is without a doubt the worst tragedy when it comes to farmed fish, but seeing as the US just approved GMO salmon, it looks like tilapia has some competition. You're hard pressed to find ethical, hormone and antibotic free farmed fish. However, it's not impossible. Whole Foods in Ontario sources farmed fish that is free of GMO feed, but still fed unnatural items like corn, and free of synthetic hormones and antibotics. It's actually a prison that has the program.

When eating fish, it definitely is a challenge to choose one with the lesser evil.
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Post by TomK » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:12 pm

Why is it that somebody in the middle of the continent hundreds if not thousands of miles from the ocean expects readily available seafood?...am I the only one that sees the incredible folly or even arrogance in this?...that's a rhetorical, btw...
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Post by ross » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:18 pm

Must be an app for that . Instant society . Luck
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Post by Killerbunny » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:43 am

I couldn't believe some idiot dietician extolling the benefits of grouper!!!! The fish takes 20 years to get to near breeding size but the locals are being encouraged to market them. Tourists seem quite happy to eat fish that are threatened. On a side note in the Caribbean where accidentally introduced Lionfish have become a problem they have the "eat 'em to beat 'em" campaign which is helping.
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Post by ross » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:56 am

Maybe this is why KB . Different type than your thinking.
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Post by Killerbunny » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:26 am

Unfortunately in the Caribbean it's not so closely monitored. Also parrotfish were a fad a few years back. The other reason to avoid Grouper and Chilean Seabass is possible contaminants including mercury. Many of the long lived fish concentrate the contaminants up the food chain. Like in some of the northern lakes where mercury occurs naturally. Happily for me I don't like fish much!
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Post by JimW » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:33 pm

I will stick with my personally caught fresh water fish, even if some of it comes from Lake Ontario. Those in the future I might need to develop a taste for Asian Carp.
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Post by Bakers Backyard » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:03 pm

haha Jim, at least the Asian carp will jump right into your boat... no rod required ;)
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Post by thegawd » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:26 pm

I soooooo hope that dosent happen! have there been any recent reports of those fish in our waters?
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Post by JP* » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:55 pm

I watched a video, by Vice - I think, on YouTube. It showed someone in Mexico farming fish in very large steel enclosures in deep water. Large enough that the fish could swim as a school and avoid making each other sick from parasites. These enclosures were effectively becoming off-shore habitats as other creatures began colonizing them like a shipwreck would be colonized. Little fish, crabs, plants etc.

It seemed like a better option that the plastic bag fish farms in shallow water with little movement.
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