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View Poll Results: Is freshwater fish seafood or not?
Freshwater fish is not seafood. 16 21.33%
Freshwater fish is seafood. 59 78.67%
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Old 06-18-06, 08:39 PM   #1
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Got another question for dvdtalk to settle. What is seafood?

An argument regarding whether or not freshwater fish is considered seafood or not.
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Old 06-18-06, 08:47 PM   #2
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I'd say yes in the sense of what people mean when they say it.

Fish is considered seafood, trout is fish, trout would be sold in the seafood section of the store. I don't know of any other section it would be sold in. Meat? Poultry? Lake/riverfood?
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Old 06-18-06, 08:59 PM   #3
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I've always heard trout called fresh water trout. So 'I' believe that to be considered seafood it must come from the sea.
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Old 06-18-06, 09:36 PM   #4
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Apparently seafood can include lakefood, at least in US usage.

Answer.com lifts this from Wikipedia
http://www.answers.com/topic/seafood
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Seafood is any sea animal that is served as food or is suitable for eating. This usually includes sea water animals, such as fish and shellfish (including mollusks, and crustaceans). By extension, in North America although not generally in the United Kingdom, the term seafood is also applied to similar animals from fresh water and all edible aquatic animals are collectively referred to as seafood.

Edible seaweeds are rarely considered seafood, even though they come from sea water and are widely eaten around the world. See the category of sea vegetables.
And of two dictionaries they quote, one says
"Edible fish or shellfish from the sea."

While the other says:
"The noun seafood has one meaning:

Meaning #1: edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc"
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Old 06-18-06, 09:43 PM   #5
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"Fish and plankton, seagreens, and protein from the sea . It's all here, ready. Fresh as harvest day."
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Old 06-18-06, 09:48 PM   #6
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My wife had coupons for $1 off seafood. She went in and bought canned tuna, and the lady told her, "oh, that's not seafood."

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Old 06-18-06, 10:04 PM   #7
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I always considered seafood as any food that comes from and lives in water, not necessarily the sea per se.
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Old 06-18-06, 11:35 PM   #8
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"It's not sea food, it's sea life."
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Old 06-18-06, 11:59 PM   #9
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If it lives in the water, it's seafood.
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Old 06-19-06, 12:13 AM   #10
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my boyfriend started this thread, it isn't worded quite right. The way it shouldv'e been asked is..........................

Are Walleye, sunfish, bass, northeren pike, bullhead and crappies considered to be SEAFOOD..................or FRESHWATER FISH?
I wonder if this changes anyones minds?

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Old 06-19-06, 12:33 AM   #11
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my boyfriend started this thread, it isn't worded quite right.
Either you're schizophrenic or you need to get your own login. We don't allow multiple people to post under a single username so please start your own account if you're going to continue posting.

The question shouldn't be "SEAFOOD..................or FRESHWATER FISH?", the question is saltwater fish or freshwater fish? If you're eating them it's called seafood.
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Old 06-19-06, 12:35 AM   #12
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Are Walleye, sunfish, bass, northeren pike, bullhead and crappies considered to be SEAFOOD..................or FRESHWATER FISH?
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Old 06-19-06, 12:35 AM   #13
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Old 06-19-06, 02:23 AM   #14
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I call it a manatee.
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Old 06-19-06, 07:39 AM   #15
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Forbidden manatee... [/homer]
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Old 06-19-06, 08:02 AM   #16
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I was on a cruise recently (Florida down to the Gulf of Mexico and back) and while at sea they served soup, burgers, and a wide variety of other foods. So I think the definition of seafood may need expanding.
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Old 06-19-06, 08:53 AM   #17
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my boyfriend started this thread, it isn't worded quite right. The way it shouldv'e been asked is..........................

Are Walleye, sunfish, bass, northeren pike, bullhead and crappies considered to be SEAFOOD..................or FRESHWATER FISH?
I wonder if this changes anyones minds?
J-Dubya, this is from the heart: never, ever, ever use the Internet as a way to prove that your wife or girlfriend is wrong.

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Old 06-19-06, 09:06 AM   #18
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J-Dubya, this is from the heart: never, ever, ever use the Internet as a way to prove that your wife or girlfriend is wrong.
How do you know it's a female?
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Old 06-19-06, 09:17 AM   #19
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Seafood to me is any water-dwelling creature that does not have fins and scales. So, for example, the Man From Atlantis would be seafood.
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Old 06-19-06, 09:52 AM   #20
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J-Dubya, this is from the heart: never, ever, ever use the Internet as a way to prove that your wife or girlfriend is wrong.

(pause)

Unless there's a possible threesome riding on the outcome.
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Old 06-19-06, 09:59 AM   #21
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My wife had coupons for $1 off seafood. She went in and bought canned tuna, and the lady told her, "oh, that's not seafood."


... probably because she had a can of Chicken of the Sea.
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Old 06-19-06, 10:01 AM   #22
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How do you know it's a female?
Good point. Could be J-Dubya is gay.

Doesn't change my response, though.
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Old 06-19-06, 12:07 PM   #23
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All I know is our grocery stores have Meat, Poultry, and Seafood sections. No specific 'Freshwater Fish' section. It seems kind of dumb to separate sea fish and lake fish in a section based on some sort of terminology technicality. It's sort of like the Asian food section. Sure, Japanese and Chinese food are different, but the average person is still going to want to look for that stuff in the same area. Most people don't want to have to stop to think about specific food origins just to find stuff at the grocery store.
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Old 06-19-06, 01:17 PM   #24
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Old 06-19-06, 07:36 PM   #25
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[quote=X]Either you're schizophrenic or you need to get your own login. We don't allow multiple people to post under a single username so please start your own account if you're going to continue posting.

Im a schizophrenic.
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