Where Our Seafood Comes From

In 2005, the United States imported five billion pounds of seafood, nearly double what we imported 20 years earlier. But during that same period, our seafood exports also went up dramatically. Paul Greenberg investigates the unraveling of the nation’s seafood supply and tells the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating seafood caught in our own waters. American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood examines New York oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how it came to be that 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat is foreign.