First aired January 31, 2018
All you need to know about eating fish
Seafood is an important part of many diets. But how much do we really know about where are food comes from? Where exactly do the fish on our tables come from, and how can we make the best decision for us and our families? In this show Dr.Vijay Murthy talks to a marine scientist, Christian Daniel about the health and environmental effects of seafood. They discuss what mercury is, how it gets into our seafood, and what fish have higher concentrations of it. The differences between farmed fish and wild fish and when it's best to choose between the two. The environmental impacts of seafood are discussed as well, and how different fishing industries are having many different effects. On top of all this, they also talk about what people can do to improve their own health, and the health of the marine environment.
About our Guest
Christian Daniell is a marine researcher and science educator. He studied biology and marine science at Connecticut College, the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, and the United States Coast Guard Academy. Christian's primary research focus has been on marine predators, and their interactions with people and marine ecosystems.