Why We Import Our Own Fish

The American Catch is often mysterious

Paul Greenberg
7 min readJan 25, 2023

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Salmon filet by Paul Greenberg, American flag by Robert Linder on Unsplash

In 1982 a Chinese aquaculture scientist named Fusui Zhang journeyed to Connecticut in search of scallops. The New England bay scallop had recently been domesticated, and Dr. Zhang thought the Stonington-grown shellfish might do well in China. His visit complete, he boxed up 200 scallops and spirited them away to his lab in Qingdao. During the journey…

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Paul Greenberg

New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish as well as The Climate Diet and Goodbye Phone, Hello World paulgreenberg.org