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Do you know if this fish was wild-caught, or was it farmed?
If it was wild-caught:
Do you know which ocean it came from, and if so, which port it was landed in?
How was it caught? (With a hook and line? A trawl net?)
And if it was farmed:
Was this fish farmed domestically, or was it imported (and if so, from which country)?
If you can find fishmongers or restaurateurs who know, and care, enough to answer your questions—stick with them.