What Types Of Fish Are Best For Human And Planetary Health

Episode 722 1h 1m


Fish are an incredibly healthy source of protein and fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. However, there are several important things to be considered in order to reap the health benefits of fish and act as good environmental stewards at the same time.

In today’s episode, I talk with Paul Greenberg, Miriam Horn, and James Arthur Smith about the current state of our seafood population and the differences between wild-caught seafood, farmed fish, and regenerative farmed fish.

Paul is the bestselling author of Four Fish, American Catch, and The Omega Principle. A regular contributor to the New York Times and many other publications, Mr. Greenberg is the writer-in-residence at the Safina Center, a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, and the recipient of a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature. He appears frequently on American and international radio and television programs and is the featured correspondent and cowriter of the 2017 PBS Frontline documentary The Fish on My Plate, which, along with his TED talk, has reached millions of viewers.

Miriam Horn works at the Environmental Defense Fund and is the New York Times bestselling author of Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland.

In 2020, James Arthur Smith founded SEATOPIA, a gourmet seafood subscription box now delivering certified mercury-safe seafood, carbon neutrally, direct to homes nationwide. Through SEATOPIA, he is endeavoring to scale a truly regenerative seafood supply chain and empower health-conscious consumers to directly support innovative aquaculture projects producing some of the healthiest protein on the planet.

Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:


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Ep. 722 - What Types Of Fish Are Best For Human And Planetary Health