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Fisheries

Eat Better Fish

Sea to Table | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste
Sea to Table

In the traditional supply chain, fish passes through many hands before arriving on your plate, and the freshest fish on the market is at least six days old. Luckily, chefs all around the country are beginning to make choices that support independent fishermen and sustainable fisheries.

Yesterday's Ocean

Francesca Koe | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

Have you ever wondered what the seas off the California shores looked like 100 years ago? Now you can find out!

This Shark Week, Let's Stand Up for Unfairly Maligned Shark and Ray Species

John F. Calvelli | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Shark Week is back. The Discovery Channel's annual fear-fest has led millions of Americans -- including some of our own friends and family -- to warily scan their beach waters each August for lurking fins.

WATCH: What Happens When There Are No More Fish?

Posted 07.26.2013 | Green

In the August 2013 issue of Harper's magazine, there's a feature story on "the dismal future of the global fishery." In conjunction with the piece, ph...

Climate Change Is Poised to Cause Chaos in the North Atlantic Herring Fishery

Andrew David Thaler | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green
Andrew David Thaler

The Herring War, a battle over Atlanto-Scandian Herring quotas, may be the first major international conflict directly attributed to anthropogenic global warming.

What Is Your Favorite Meal? A Reflection on Flavor, Salmon, and a Way of Life

Joshua Lewin | Posted 09.21.2013 | Taste
Joshua Lewin

I love salmon: fresh, cured, smoked, salted and buried. And I love the memories that return each time I prepare it.

Huffington This Week: Man vs. Nature

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, Tom Zeller looks at the American fishing industry and three different factors affecting it, and Mallika Rao puts the spotlight on the rise of Braco, a Croatian healer whose method is simple and, some say, miraculously effective.

Is Farmed Fish Really the Answer?

Sea to Table | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

We recently reached a milestone in the history of the human diet: for the first time ever, world farmed fish production topped beef production. In 20...

Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Struggles to Preserve Its Way of Life

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...

The True Cost of Food

Sea to Table | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
Sea to Table

When we turn a blind eye to where our food comes from in the name of convenience and price, we allow others to make our choices about what kind of food system we want to have. Ignorance may be bliss, but we can no longer afford to ignore the impact of our food choices.

Salmon or Gold?

Sea to Table | Posted 07.21.2013 | Taste
Sea to Table

Fisherman Christopher Nicolson is gearing up for salmon season. Each summer he makes the long trek to Alaska with his family, from Brooklyn to Brist...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Warming Oceans Throw Fishing Into Flux

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green

With a limberness that defies his 69 years, Frank Mirarchi heaves himself over the edge of a concrete wharf and steps out onto a slack, downward slopi...

The Bottom Line: Embracing Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

Although we've made remarkable progress toward ending overfishing and restoring depleted populations, we have been missing the bigger picture by focusing on individual species -- the marine version of missing the forest for the trees.

Fisheries Crime

Peter Neill | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

In addition to analyzing, planning, training, and generating policy and legal recommendations to address the problem, INTERPOL will actually coordinate and conduct regional or species targeted operations in the most vulnerable regions such as the West African coast.

Why We Need a National Ocean Policy

Sea to Table | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

This week over one billion people in 192 countries celebrated Earth Day. We planted trees, shared recycling tips, pledged action to combat climate c...

I Was There: Three Years After BP Spill, Applying Lessons Learned From Exxon Valdez

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

The view from the deck of the Exxon Valdez was grim. The slick was huge; birds and other wildlife were covered in oil, dying; and hardly any containment effort had begun. The spill would kill an enormous number of animals -- seabirds, bald eagles, sea otters, seals and whales.

Eat Patriotic Fish

Sea to Table | Posted 04.08.2013 | Taste
Sea to Table

How do I know what fish is ok to buy? One simple step we can all take is to buy wild domestic seafood.

Small-scale Fisheries Have Big Impacts on Sea Turtles

Bryan Wallace | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Bryan Wallace

While lots of seafood does come from those industrial, large-scale vessels, perhaps 99 percent of the world's more than 50 million fishermen operate in artisanal, traditional and subsistence fisheries, mostly in developing countries.

The Bottom Line: Coming Together for Bluefin Tuna

Lee Crockett | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

It's not every day that fishermen and environmentalists agree. But in a significant move, the American Bluefin Tuna Association and the International ...

Why We Must Put Nature Back to Work, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

At a time when government funding is strained, can nature offer some of the protection that engineered structures were built to provide? And can nature do it at lower cost?

Fiji High Commissioner: China Stepped in When US and UK Withdrew

Eddie Walsh | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
Eddie Walsh

In a speech last Tuesday, the Fiji High Commissioner to the United Kingdom maintained that "the (U.S.) and China to Pacific Islanders represent two sides of the same coin." Yet, his remarks expressed far more criticism of western engagement in the region than that of China.

The Bottom Line: Food Fit for a King

Lee Crockett | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

If we want to maintain a vibrant and productive ecosystem, it makes sense to leave enough food in the water for other animals in the food web to consume.

Who Can You Trust for Sustainable Seafood?

Sea to Table | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

Last week's NPR investigation on MSC-certified seafood has many questioning where to turn for sustainable seafood. The MSC label is supposed to guaran...

Obama for the Oceans: What the President Can Do in His Second Term for People Who Depend on the Oceans

Ted Danson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

Despite the political gridlock that still binds Congress, the Obama administration can make substantial improvements to the health of the ocean on its own -- improvements that spur our economy, and restore and protect abundant oceans.

New Zealand High Commissioner: Shared Values Driving Ever Stronger U.S.-NZ Partnership

Eddie Walsh | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
Eddie Walsh

More than two years later, Mr. Taylor believes that the U.S.-NZ strategic partnership has moved into high gear with both Wellington and Washington confident that this period of renewed cooperation "will endure." So, can the strategic partnership get any stronger?