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Marine Stewardship Council

Protecting Marine Ecosystems for the Future

Skoll Foundation | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

While there is no silver bullet to the global challenge of overfishing, a market-based program like the Marine Stewardship Council has an important part to play to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy the bounty of our oceans.

Fish for Good in the Developing World

Rupert Howes | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Rupert Howes

Over the past five decades, production has increased fivefold as seafood consumption has outpaced global population growth.

Great Fish, Great Lakes: Celebrating National Seafood Month

Roger Germann | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

Sometimes, when we talk about sustainable seafood at Shedd, people wonder why we include the Great Lakes. After all, when people think about seafood, images of fishing boats along the Atlantic or Pacific coasts often come to mind.

Q&A With Jason Clay: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Next in the series is my conversation with Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation for World Wildlife Fund.

PHOTO: Is This Green Crayfish Real?!

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.18.2013 | Weird News

Forget blue lobsters, calico lobsters and split orange-and-black lobsters -- ever seen a green crayfish? On Monday, a Reddit user posted the below ...

Life After the Tsunami: Still Loving the Sea

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.01.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

In 2004, the Tsunami that hit Sri Lanka killed eight members of this small fishing family. Yet today they still fish, because they have to do it to survive.

Get Smart

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Eighty percent of Americans want to eat sustainably caught fish. If the blue-and-white MSC label is not all it's cracked up to be, how do we do that?

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...

The Problem With Sustainable Seafood

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 02.14.2013 | Green

Sustainable seafood has become a pretty common buzzword in the past several years, though if one actually tries to define the term, there are likely t...

Sushi Bar Creates QR Code Sushi

Posted 02.12.2013 | Taste

Seriously, is there anything more heartwarming than an elated sushi chef?

Albacore Tuna: Caught and Canned by Hand (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Seeing the industry changing and the big canneries moving out or closing, Warrenton fisherman Norman Kujala adapted by building his own cannery on the banks of the Skipanon River in 1978.

Saving Sharks One Hook at a Time

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Sharks, rays and seahorses are on the road to extinction. East coast cod has declined 96 percent over the past 150 years. But magnetic fishhooks are helping to save sharks, and just in the nick of time.

Whole Foods Market Bans 'Red'-Coded Seafood

Carl Safina | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

Starting on Earth Day (April 22), Whole Foods won't be selling any more red-rated seafood. They'll be the first (and so far only, but we hope that will change) national grocer to do so.

Bountiful Ocean Requires Conservation Plan

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Each of us can make a huge difference with our buying habits. As voters and consumers, we can exercise a unanimous voice for the conservation of all wild fish stocks and life within the ocean.

Would a Grizzly Bear Certify This Fishery?

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

As the Canadian federal inquiry examining the 2009 Fraser River sockeye salmon collapse in British Columbia kicks into full gear, one might be surprised to learn that at the same time, some want to designate this fishery as "eco-certified."

Meals of Mass Destruction: Shrimp

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The shrimping industry itself is an environmental scourge much older than the oil spill. Farming is responsible for habitat destruction, while trawling for wild shrimp is harmful to the oceanic environment. So which is the lesser of the two evils?

Britain Embraces Faux Gras, An Alternative To Unethical Delicacy

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LONDON--From foie gras produced without making birds suffer to "sustainable" fish, British retailers and restaurants are fast embracing politically co...

Branzini - The Greenest Fish You've Never Even Heard of

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

It's a green fish! Well, actually silver-colored and farmed, with a delicate taste, but it promotes much greener aquaculture methods.