U.S. farm-raised catfish or tilapia
Where is the best place to buy U.S. farm-raised fish such as catfish or tilapia? Are there any chain stores that sell U.S. farmed fish consistently? Whole Foods sometimes sells U.S. fish, but not always.
I'd gladly pay a little extra for U.S. product, and this story from NPR upset me:
I second redfish62's suggestion. My local fish market (I'm in North Florida) carries locally-raised, never-frozen tilapia *fillets* for $3.99 / lb. Yes, I'm spoiled. :) Too bad I'm not a big fish fan!
I'd guess I've never had a good, fresh piece of tilapia, because it always tastes very "fishy" and is mealy/mushy and unpleasant in texture, the result of freezing/shipping/storage? I have a friend who has her own aquaponics setup and she raises her own tilapia and swears it's a delicately delicious fish.
I don't know where you're located Alemonhead, but all the supermarkets around here in VA sell U.S. farm-raised catfish. If the sign isn't out, all you need do is ask for any seafood origin & they'll be able to tell you.