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Oct 9, 2021

A few times in the past month, I've mentioned that I've been destroying sushi restaurants for myself, forever.

OK, maybe a bit of an overexaggeration, but, basically, me and my family have been making my own amazing, mouthwatering, super-clean sushi and sashimi in my own kitchen now, thanks to a new service I discovered called "SEATOPIA".

Over the last 8 years, the owner, and my guest on today's show - James Arthur Smith - has been personally visiting aquaculture farms, eating the feed the fish eat, swimming in, under and around the grow out pens, and lab testing the harvested products to quantity claims. Through SEATOPIA, James is endeavoring to revolutionize the seafood supply chain and empower health conscious consumers to directly support artisan farms, helping to foster regenerative seafood practices. He thinks that despite the information shared in documentaries like SEASPIRACY, there are a handful of success stories of sustainable fisheries and innovative aquaculture projects regenerating the oceans while producing some of the healthiest protein on the planet.

For the last 8 years James Arthur has been connecting boutique aquaculture projects from around the world with award-winning farm-to-table restaurants. Through these relationships James Arthur developed one of the most trusted wholesale seafood distribution businesses in Southern California catering to world renowned Farm-To-Table restaurants and Michellin Star Chefs. When Covid-19 closed restaurants, James Arthur switched his energy to developing a 100% plastic & styrofoam free home delivery box for truly sustainable seafood. Today, SEATOPIA is revolutionizing the seafood supply chain by connecting home cooks with sushi-grade products directly from the world's best farms and has garnered a cult-like following from health conscious foodies and environmentalists nationwide.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Seatopia is the pescatarian version of Butcher Box...

-Sustainable vs. conventional fish farming practices...

-James' thoughts on the Seaspiracy documentary...

-Food porn: Ben and James rave about Seatopia products...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Clean Protein



-Water and Wellness