Eric Morris is the founder of Local 130 Seafood. Named for the 130 miles of New Jersey coastline, Local 130 Seafood aims to inspire you to support local fisheries and eat local seafood whenever and wherever possible. In this episode, Eric and Hallie discuss how the United States currently imports 90% of its seafood, and the environmental and economic repercussions this has.

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Topics Explored: 

> 19:30 Eating from the local Ecosystem

> 23:30 Preservatives, Buying from Grocery Stories

> 26:00 Why Eric believes you should never buy scallops in grocery stores

> 35:00 Bluefin tuna fight so hard they can cook themselves from the inside

> 39:30 Fishing laws & quotas

> 42:00 The Karma of Fishing?

> 44:00 Bringing Seafood to Urban Communities

> 46:00 Seafood Fraud: Is Your Seafood Being Renamed to Make It Seem Fancy?

> 60:30 Tuna pumped with C02 gas to make it appear red & fresh? 

> 63:30 Eric’s battle with addiction & suicide attempt


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