Originally posted by robbinsj
Honestly I can say I have avoided eating sea food but now I don't know if I will ever trust it again. Thanks for posting up, I live in FL so this
hits home for me.
Yeah, I live below Tallahassee, and as soon as I heard about the oil well blowing up, I knew it was going to be a problem with the seafood. So the
wife and I filled up a large chest freezer with shrimp to get us through some months where we refuse to buy anything coming out of the Gulf.
And I love steamed blue crabs, and have ordered some recently from an outfit in Crisfield, Maryland. I asked them specifically where the crabs are
coming from, and they said upper Chesapeake Bay.
But here's the thing that bothers me. I don't trust anyone these days, and I know when I lived in Maryland, most of the crabs sold there came out
of Louisiana, since the Chesapeake Bay even back then (prior to 1990) was considered dead, or nearly so, from oxygen depletion coming from fertilizer
runoff from sources like the Susquehana river.
So yeah, I'm worried that even though I have bought crabs from Maryland, are they REALY coming from Louisiana anyway? I'm betting crabbers in LA are
selling that stuff for a song remotely, because locally no one is buying ANY of it.
Anyone here live up on the eastern shore of Maryland and have any insight on this?