A whopping 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat is imported from distant seas, even though we control more ocean—2.8 billion acres of it—than any other country in the world.
How can that be? Greenberg explains what he calls “The Great Fish Swap” in which we send America’s catch abroad and get lesser seafood in return.
Why are we exporting species such as premium wild-caught salmon and importing lower-quality farmed species such as tilapia? Find out how we lost touch with local seafood here