KQED Radio
KQED Newssee more
Latest Newscasts:KQEDNPR
Player Sponsored By
upper waypoint

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

Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

 (Mark Andrew Boyer/KQED)

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


lower waypoint
next waypoint
Miranda July Wrestles with the Female Midlife Crisis in ‘All Fours’Rachel Khong’s Novel “Real Americans” Questions the Limits of Identity‘My Octopus Teacher’ Filmmaker on Connecting to Our Wild SelvesState Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Prop. 22 … and the Gig EconomyShefali Luthra on the ‘Undue Burden’ of Post-Roe Reproductive CareAll You Can Eat: Yes, the Bay Area Does Have a Late Night Dining SceneNicholas Kristof On Finding Hope Through JournalismAs Home Insurers Exit the State, Officials Promise Faster ActionDutch Research Team Recounts the Long-Term Effects of StarvationThe Long Troubled History of US Immigration Detention and the Case for Ending It