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Old 06-20-2008, 10:55 AM   #31
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I used to eat it once or twice a week when I was single. But my wife has seafood allergies, so we never keep fish at the house, and I only get to eat it when we go to a restaurant.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:26 AM   #32
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We eat fish or shellfish a couple of times a week. But, I will never buy tilapia, or any other seafood, from China again after reading this in National Geographic: Yellow River - National Geographic Magazine

This is a pretty good guide to making good seafood choices, unless you can catch them yourself: Monterey Bay Aquarium: Download a Regional Seafood Watch Card
hmm I don't know if the Tilapia I bought was from China. thanks for the info. I guess I won't buy it anymore.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:43 AM   #33
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hmm I don't know if the Tilapia I bought was from China. thanks for the info. I guess I won't buy it anymore.
My understanding is that most tilapia sold in the U.S. is from China, although there is some tilapia farmed in the U.S. that you might be able to find. I'm actually surprised you were able to find Dover sole - I thought most of that was sold to restaurants.

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It might actually be flounder.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:45 AM   #34
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Good for you, GG! WHERE your fish comes from is important information to determine whether or not it is good for YOU, and/or the environment.

I used to eat fish almost every day, but the wild, line caught product has become so expensive, I can't any more. Cooking fish and shellfish -- and teaching others how to do the same is my culinary specialty.
According to Seafood Watch, some farmed fish is okay. Do you avoid all farmed fish? Just curious and wanting to learn more
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My understanding is that most tilapia sold in the U.S. is from China, although there is some tilapia farmed in the U.S. that you might be able to find. I'm actually surprised you were able to find Dover sole - I thought most of that was sold to restaurants.

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It might actually be flounder.
Sadly, it probably is flounder, or some lesser flatfish that is marketed as "sole," even tho it isn't, really. Doesn't mean it isn't tasty, just not sole.

REAL Dover sole costs at least $26 per pound, last time I saw any.
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According to Seafood Watch, some farmed fish is okay. Do you avoid all farmed fish? Just curious and wanting to learn more
Pretty much, yes. It's hard to remember which is and is not okay, and most is not, anyway. I do eat farmed mussels. They are generally safe, as far as we know now.
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Not as often as we should, cause we just can not afford it.
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:55 PM   #38
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I eat fish twice per week but could eat it a lot more often. Living in Nevada we have a large choice of Pacific fish and shellfish, but in Michigan where I spend the summer there is also a good variety of totally different fish. Michigan fish choices are Lake Perch, Trout, Lake Superior Whitefish, Salmon both farmed and Wild, smelt, cod, catfish, orange roughy, Pickeral, Walleye, Bass and all of the shellfish plus a full array of clams, mussels, oysters etc. No shortage here. Tilapia seems to be hard to get here in Michigan but it's everywhere in Nevada.

What we don't see here is Ono, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Swordfish, and some of the more exotic species that are available on the West Coast.

I agree about not being able to find true Dover Sole. It is extremely rare and if you find it it is more likely to be flounder as someone stated in an ealier post.
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Sadly, it probably is flounder, or some lesser flatfish that is marketed as "sole," even tho it isn't, really. Doesn't mean it isn't tasty, just not sole.

REAL Dover sole costs at least $26 per pound, last time I saw any.
if that is the case, then my supermarket is lying about it being wild caught dover sole.
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if that is the case, then my supermarket is lying about it being wild caught dover sole.
Yep, the same way they do about Copper River Salmon especially when it's sold for $6.99/lb.
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