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Want Sustainable Seafood? Know Your Fisherman

Sea to Table | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home
Sea to Table

While Sandy may already be old news for much of the country, our fishermen in the Northeast join an overwhelming number of small businesses and food producers trudging forward on the long road to recovery.

The Bottom Line: Big Opportunity for Pacific Fish

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

These species and a host of other Pacific marine predators need to eat plenty of small fish to survive and thrive. In fact, to understand the well-being of an ocean ecosystem, one of the first steps is to measure the food supply upon which other larger species depend.

The Bottom Line: U.S. Fisheries and Us

Lee Crockett | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

NOAA should withdraw this flawed proposal and work to create one that will improve public access to fisheries information so that our oceans can be managed effectively.

New Report Confirms Ocean's Decline, Offers Hope for Recovery

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

Last week, a report came out that helps answer one of the most important (and disputed) questions in the world of fisheries -- how much trouble are the world's fisheries really in?

New Study: Catch Shares Can Conserve Fish and Fishing Jobs

Matt Rand | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

It may seem counter-intuitive for an environmentalist to say this, but what we've learned is that giving fishermen a stake in protecting the oceans is by far the most effective away to turn declining fisheries around."

Fishing Continues to Top Deadliest Job List

Matt Rand | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

Commercial fishing remains the deadliest job in America, according to data released by the Department of Labor. New statistics about on-the-job deaths in 2011 show that fishermen continue to have a higher chance of dying while working compared with those in other occupations.

Proposed Alaskan Mine Could Wreak Havoc On Bristol Bay Salmon

Menuism | Posted 09.19.2012 | Home

To date, Alaskan salmon fisheries have been among the best managed fisheries in the world; however, a proposed pebble mine in Bristol Bay could wreak havoc on this valuable fishery.

The Bottom Line: Bluefin Tuna Need You Now

Lee Crockett | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Regulations such as seasonal hook modifications and restrictions on the use of live bait have failed to sufficiently protect bluefin and other species from wasteful longline fishing.

What's Really Poisoning Us? Phony Health Scares

Gavin Gibbons | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Gavin Gibbons

If you've been eating seafood with any regularity, it's a miracle you're still able to read this -- according to some activists sounding the alarm bells.

California Casts Historic Vote to Preserve Ocean Riches for All Americans to Enjoy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Summer vacation season has arrived, and millions of Americans are packing their bags and heading toward the ocean. We have many beautiful beaches to c...

Strange Bedfellows Call for Adequate Fish Funding

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

At first glance a fishing organization and a conservation organization might seem like strange bedfellows. There is often mistrust between the fishing...

The Bottom Line: A Small 'Catch' in Recent Fisheries Coverage

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

I want to make an important distinction between catch limits and catch shares, a difference that has been inadequately explained by NOAA and has resulted in some understandable confusion.

The Bottom Line: Even Fish Need Yearly Checkups

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Any doctor would point out that this year's report wasn't a clean bill of health: Thirty six of America's most commercially and recreationally important ocean fish populations are still subject to overfishing, and 45 have been depleted to unhealthy levels.

The Future We Want (But Won't Get Unless You Pull Your Socks Up!)

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

President Obama, we get that you're concerned about the US losing its competitive advantage in relation to new powerhouses such as China, Brazil and India, but how can you look us in the eye and say that any level of poverty is okay?

Plenty of Fish in the Sea?

Heather Tierney | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Heather Tierney

The main culprit of fish depletion is still that we consume more fish than nature can replenish. In the end, it is only government and legislators that can help mitigate the problem.

'Green News Report' - May 1, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.01.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Poll show...

Romney, Potential Running Mate Discuss Fishy Business

Portsmouth Patch | Robert Cook and Dany Tuohy | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney made an appearance this morning at the Portsmouth Fish Pier with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), who has been rumored to be a possible running m...

Spread of HIV Linked to Fishery Collapse: Is Fair Trade Fish an Answer?

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

Importantly, the overfishing crisis is not just about food. It is, perhaps surprisingly, about HIV/AIDS.

Pebble Mine: No Means No!

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine is a reckless project, overwhelmingly opposed by the people who live there -- and one that the world cannot afford.

The Bottom Line: Little Fish, Big Fishery

Lee Crockett | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Giving river herring the protection they require and implementing appropriate management practices can ensure that populations of alewives and bluebacks, and the ecosystems they support, will remain healthy for generations.

The National Ocean Policy Will Help Fishermen

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
Sarah Chasis

The truth is the National Ocean Policy will be GOOD for fishing. Agencies are tasked with helping preserve and restore important fish habitat, not to ban or curtail recreational fishing.

The Bottom Line: How Investing in Our Fisheries Pays Off

Lee Crockett | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Sometimes, an idea comes forward in Washington that actually brings together people who normally disagree. The Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act (FIRRA) of 2012 does that and more.

The Bottom Line: Tracking Tuna in the Cloud

Lee Crockett | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

The future health of Atlantic bluefin tuna populations will be enhanced by improving the ability to track the amount of fish caught each year.

In Praise of Inefficiency

Carl Safina | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

Some people get rich by creating good things, and they support many people. But some people -- they used to be called robber barons -- succeed at others' expense. So just as wealth isn't necessarily bad, "efficiency" isn't necessarily good.

White House Budget Proposal Threatens Cuts to Critical Coastal and Marine Programs

Sarah Chasis | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Toxic chemicals, oil, and waste contaminate our beaches and coastal waters, hurting the tourism industry and creating dead zones like that in the Gulf of Mexico, which covered an area the size of New Jersey in 2010.