The right way to kill a fish Published on Jun 27, 2019


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The most popular way to kill fish isn’t great for the fish — or our taste buds. Ting Mobile is the smarter choice for affordable cell phone service. Get a $25 credit when you try Ting at https://vox.ting.com Become a Vox Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Most fish die the same way — slow suffocation in the open air. It’s easy for fishers, but it causes fish tons of stress, and floods their bodies with chemicals like cortisol, adrenaline, and lactic acid. Those chemicals make the fish taste bad, smell “fishy,” and rot quickly.  But there's a better way: a four-step Japanese method called ikejime. It involves sharp knives. And a brain spike.  We adapted this video from Vox’s Future Perfect podcast, which goes much more in depth on ikejime: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/20... Cat Ferguson wrote a detailed article on the process at Topic: https://www.topic.com/how-to-kill-a-fish This article about fish and pain from the Smithsonian informed reporting: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc... And here’s a link to the Ike Jime Federation, where Andrew is the president: https://www.ikejimefederation.com/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H


  • Annica413
    Annica4132 months agothe RIGHT way to kill a fish: drown it
  • Trainzguy2472
    Trainzguy24722 months ago (edited)You missed the standard Chinese market method of "whack it on the head with a sawed-off baseball bat".
  • Avicax
    Avicax1 month agoKid: Mom, why is that fish moving like that?
  • TheOneTheOnly W
    TheOneTheOnly W2 months ago (edited)You did it wrong...
  • matthew S.
    matthew S.2 months agoMy mans cutting fish with a Rolex on 🤦🏻‍♂️
  • Goldfish
    Goldfish2 months agoI’m not inviting you to my birthday party
  • xDeathwish1
    xDeathwish11 month agoWarning:
  • Lauren Pinkie Pie
    Lauren Pinkie Pie2 months agoThe most humane way:
  • Castin’ With Carter
    Castin’ With Carter2 months agoI’ve personally tested stuff like this with catfish and I can confirm that they aren’t lying at all
  • bluethenewb
    bluethenewb2 months agois this applicable to humans?
  • Salmontres
    Salmontres2 months agoi've been a professional youtube fisherman for 10 minutes, and i can tell you the best way to kill a fish is to shoot it with a 357 magnum
  • Otone Awaji
    Otone Awaji2 months agoGreat video, but "Ikejime" doesn't translate to "brain spike".
  • bluethenewb
    bluethenewb2 months ago“when it’s suffocating, it’s exercising”
  • Just A Dio Who's A Hero For Fun
    Just A Dio Who's A Hero For Fun3 weeks agoI remember this way of killing fish from The Isle of Dogs
  • Krungx
    Krungx2 months agoSo I've been eating stressed fish my whole life
  • Blue shirt Kid
    Blue shirt Kid1 month agosuffocating in a plastic bag
  • ReineeDae
    ReineeDae2 months agoSo basically if we let a fish struggle for one to two minutes each day in a year or two we could get a John Cena fish??
  • CreeperAwwwMan
    CreeperAwwwMan3 weeks ago (edited)I feel like japan is 20 years ahead of us all the time.
  • TUNGSTEN 0340
    TUNGSTEN 03402 months agoWhen I'm stressed i eat four burgers