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Product availability- Tilapia

Posted Sun August 16, 2009 8:36 pm, by Mickey P. written to Costco Companies, Inc.

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We love(d) the selection of single serve frozen white fish that used to be carried. Cod or tilapia would come home with us every trip. Lately, neither (short of buying it pre-breaded) is available. Is this a seasonal choice- can we expect to see it again later? Can you point us to an alternative? We really don't want the carbs associated with breaded fish, and we enjoy trying different seasonings and preparations with these two hardy, non-"fishy" white fish. We also love that Tilapia are young fish (not a lot of pollutant bioaccumulation or top end preditor impact) that can be farm raised (helps prevent overfishing). Not just tasty, but more environmentally correct than incorrect.
-Mickey and Nancy


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by Venice Posted Mon August 17, 2009 @ 7:00 PM

If you eat a lot of Tilapia, you might want to learn a little bit
about how it can affect your health. Here is some interesting
information:

http://tinyurl.com/awmme8

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Good Article by RowdyRetailer Mon August 17, 2009 @ 11:22 PM


Thanks...you just turned me into a vegetarian by Venice Tue August 18, 2009 @ 12:39 AM

Where do you come up with these things?? by jeishere Tue August 18, 2009 @ 9:38 AM


I agree completely by RedheadwGlasses Tue August 18, 2009 @ 1:25 PM

Take it all with a grain of salt by Applejacker Tue August 18, 2009 @ 12:16 PM


I have no opinion one way or the other by Venice Tue August 18, 2009 @ 4:27 PM


yeah i read that tilapia wasn't the best fish out there - salmon's suppose to be better for omega 3 by PepperElf Tue August 18, 2009 @ 5:09 PM

by RedheadwGlasses Posted Mon August 17, 2009 @ 1:18 PM

I don't think farm-raised fish (which IS how tilapia is raised in the
U.S.) would have "seasons," would it?

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by Applejacker Posted Mon August 17, 2009 @ 1:24 AM

Availability of frozen talapia varies, and is often driven by both
pricing and manufacturing availablity. Look towards Costco's fresh
fish department. It is FRESH, not frozen, and regularly available
there at only about $5 /lb. You can cook it fresh or freeze it
yourself if you like. That's what I do!
It's great with Costco's "Sweet Mesquite Seasoning" in their spice
isle, and great with their "Mango Salsa" too!

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by Bill R. Posted Sun August 16, 2009 @ 8:52 PM

Mickey and Nancy,
This ia a nice letter. Asks questions. Makes no demands. A pleasent
read.
I hope they can point you in dirction of a source or an alternative
product.
BillR.

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