Imported Seafood May Be Cheaper, But What's the Catch?

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In his new book "American Catch," author Paul Greenberg reveals how the U.S. imports about 90 percent of the seafood we eat, even though we control more ocean than any other country in the world. Why is some of the best seafood caught in U.S. waters ending up on dinner tables in Asia? What are the implications for the environment and the future of U.S. fisheries? What can consumers do to change what seems like a crazy equation of exchanging our fish for lower-quality seafood from Asia?


Paul Greenberg, journalist and author of "American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood"

Kenny Belov, co-owner of Fish restaurant in Sausalito and the wholesale company TwoXSea

Ray Hilborn, professor of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington

Alan Lovewell, co-founder and manager of Local Catch Monterey Bay