Major Seafood Industry Insider: Pacific Seafood “Undesirable for Human Consumption”

Earth, May 21, 2016

One of the world’s largest distributors of seafood, Green PolkaDot Box announced on May 19, 2016 that they’re buying  Day Boat Seafood LLC, a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified fishery and primary producer of wild caught seafood in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.  An interesting little admission somehow slipped into their financial press release, as seen @  (excerpt, emphasis added):

“[…] The average adult over 45 years old and living in the United States consumes seafood 3-4 times, monthly.   Yet, because of the nuclear disasters in Japan and radioactive contamination spreading through the Pacific Ocean, vast species of fish and plant life are being adversely affected and are undesirable for human consumption.   The best quality, wild caught seafood from the Atlantic and Caribbean is part of a well-managed sustainable but limited supply. This acquisition by GPDB is a critical move to ensure consistent access to popular high quality, sustainable-sourced seafood at the very best value for its customers. […]”

You think the industry itself would make that up, as if they’re completely clueless as to how serious the situation is becoming in the Pacific Ocean?

Personal Opinion Note:

The contamination detected in wild-caught salmon from the North American Pacific Northwest has not prompted me to stop eating Pacific seafood.  I will wholeheartedly continue to support fishermen from that region as I know some of them personally and knów they would quit bringing food to the market if they themselves believed it to be unfit for human consumption.   (Had some wild-caught smoked salmon from Alaska today, actually. ;-)  )   To guarantee food safety, some have tested their own catch, at their own expense (example: Seattle Times, Jan. 20, 2014: Fishermen test their own salmon for Fukushima radiation).  So far contamination has not reached over 50 Bq/kg of RadioCesium, which is *my own limit*.   (I would be far more hesitant to eat wild mushrooms or wild boar from contaminated land areas, rather than seafood, at this point. Even leafy greens that were in the rain during some of those data gapped periods I’d have more concerns about, as well…)

FYI:  Japan has the strictest limits in the world, at 100 Bq/kg.    The United States, however, under the nuke-pushing (and LYING) Obama administration, has raised the limits after Fukushima to 1200 Bq/kg, eventhough it has been documented that consumption of much less severe contamination can cause adverse health effects in some people over time.

“Full disclosure”:  Maybe I’m nuts, but, I really enjoyed swimming in the Pacific in October 2014, and have walked on a Fukushima beach in November 2013.  In a “when in Rome, act like the Romans” moment, I actually even ate seafood in Fukushima (north of Iwaki, some 15 miles south of the disaster site) that rather memorable day…

My main concern is not for (generally time-delayed) ‘direct effects’, eventhough hundreds of thousands, if not many millions, will suffer due to the long-term effects of the Fukushima-Daiichi Catastrophe in the coming decades, and perhaps centuries to come; my main concern, however, is for other species, and how changes in their health and abundance affects other species, including us.

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2 Responses to Major Seafood Industry Insider: Pacific Seafood “Undesirable for Human Consumption”

  1. a well known Fukushima data collector says:

    well, I sure wish I could have gotten the contract for the tarps and the sea walls to isolate the Atlantic, and the toll booth check points that keep Pacific sea life from migrating to the Atlantic.(sarc)..BTW: have they heard of what’s going on in other parts of the world far from the West Coast yet? according to one person I know, the Fukushima is a PsyOp and no more than that.something the U.S. Navy has caused with their sonar sets on ships….but I think they’d want to tell that to the whales and sea lions that have perished, as well as all of the other species of sea life that Dana Durnford has noted have been wiped out. Stay tuned for next episode of; “We just bought a sea food company in the Baltic…because the sea food is safe there..unlike that nasty stuff in the Pacific…that got killed by the RED BLOB…….” (sarc x3)

  2. Robert says:

    Hi mvb,
    I hate fish…
    I never ate clams either as they are filter feeders and mercury levels were always the basic reason for that decision. (Due in large part to last century coal power plants from what i heard)
    Now we are splitting hairs over how much radiation byproducts we think are safe to eat..(shiver me timbers matey that is living on the edge!)
    1200 bq limit seems a bit low if we want self frying fish..
    and if the catch of the day is loaded with detectable level of cs131( that is the 1200bq kg element right?) what are the level of other contaminates?
    What is the testing regime? Sample size?
    If i test ten fish in a million just what COULD i be missing?
    What if part of the catch is from one area and the rest from another and i only test the known clean product?
    Just too many variables so best to avoid the issue altogether.

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