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Why Eating Trash Fish Is Good for Eaters, Fishermen and Ocean Fish (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.06.2014 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

How do you change human behavior, a difficult proposition in itself, let alone when a big problem is largely invisible to the public eye? When it c...

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: Eight Lessons I Learned About Seafood Sustainability From An Octopus

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Home
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

The two day event hosted by The Monterey Bay Aquarium at The Carmel Valley Ranch engaged 20 individuals in an experiential meeting about ways in which chefs can influence positive change when it comes to issues related to the sustainability of our oceans and fisheries.

Amazing Sea Life Rescues Show The Tragedy Of Irresponsible Fishing

Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

On Maui, the search continues for a young humpback whale that was seen having trouble swimming due to fishing line wrapped around its tail. Fishin...

One Of The Biggest Killers Of Whales Strikes Again

Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

Maui is on an island-wide search for a young humpback whale that was seen entangled in polypropylene fishing line Monday. Hawaii News Now reported...

Eating Tuna: What's in Your Roll? What's in Your Can?

Carl Safina | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

We all want to just eat and not worry too much about it. That's hard if you're confused about GMOs, mercury, other toxic chemicals, antibiotics, and radioactivity.

Who Has the Most to Fear Man or Shark?

Francesca Koe | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

We find ourselves presented with an opportunity -- given the annual media festival that is Shark Week -- to better inform ourselves and to appreciate that we as humans have very little (if nothing) to fear from sharks.

Blue Water Grill: The Back Story on a Los Angeles Favorite

Mary Hall | Posted 12.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Mary Hall

The Blue Water Grill has been a favorite of mine because of their delicious seafood. However, I had no idea how committed the restaurant was to fresh seafood until I attended their "Sustainable Seafood Summit."

The Dish On The 'Eat, Pray, Love' Cast Dinner At Thomas Keller's French Laundry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The cast of the upcoming film Eat, Pray, Love enjoyed an intimate dinner last night at Thomas Keller's renowned The French Laundry in Napa, following...

All About Geoducks: Don't Judge an Ugly Clam by Its Cover (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

2010-07-08-geoduck.jpgWith the image of the beast in mind, yes, my first bite was met with hesitation. But the mild flavors and exciting textures made the geoduck's ugliness a lot less intimidating.

A Buzzkill Guide to Sustainable Seafood (PHOTOS)

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerusha Klemperer

With fears about mercury levels in fish, concern about seafood from China, and news of the impending extinction of the Bluefin tuna, many of us have seafood anxiety on the brain.

For Earth Day, A Simple Step to Save the Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Someone asked me the other day: If you could ask people to do just one thing to ensure thriving oceans for the future, what would you suggest? It's surprisingly simple.

Seafood Watch Helps Consumers Navigate Through Sea Of Fish Options (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Seafood Watch, a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium began about 10 years ago to help raise consumer awareness and promote business practices to prot...

Sustainable Seafood (PHOTOS): The Best And Worst Fish To Eat

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green

As part of HuffPost Green's Our Oceans project, we're highlighting how you can make sustainable seafood choices. Sustainable seafood is fish that is c...

State of the Oceans' Health: In Crisis, Part 2 (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

2010-04-02-fish.jpg When we fish for tuna, salmon and other top predators of the sea, we artificially disrupt the mix of predator to prey, and we harm the natural ecosystems that support life.

The State of the Oceans: In Crisis (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

A report by the Pew Oceans Commission contains a slew of data on the dilapidated condition of US waterways. Among the threats are disappearing marshes, invasive species of fish, and all manner of pollutants.

Cooking for Solutions Sustainable Foods Institute: a Sampling of Upcoming Talks (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Cooking for Solutions is a yearly event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to raise awareness about the choices we make regarding seafood, the impact those ...

For Bluefin, Polar Bears Commerce Trumps Conservation

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The proposal to ban global trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna was always a long shot. But it's a huge disappointment that delegates to CITES today rejected the ban by a wide margin.

Turning the Tide for Seafood

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Ocean life is today threatened as never before. Human activities are taking their toll, and nothing exacts a greater price than the industrial scope and scale of fishing to feed our growing appetite for seafood.

The 5 Fish You Should Never Eat

Andrew Knowlton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Knowlton

Just because it's on the menu at a famous chef's restaurant does not mean it's okay to eat.

15 Seafood Options Good For Human And Ocean Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Finding sustainable seafood has always been about balancing the health of a given fishery with the health effects of consuming that fish. Some that ca...

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Now There's No Fish

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

We mine the depths of our polluted oceans for food. We're fishing and consuming unsustainable amounts of seafood using irresponsible practices.

A Day of Thanks for Our Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Americans now believe their individual actions can make a difference for the environment and the health of the ocean. They're ready to act - but they're not sure what to do.

The Untold Story of Climate Change: No Time to Lose for Our Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The most visible impacts of climate change on the oceans -- rising sea levels and an increase in storm severity -- can be easily seen. Others are less apparent.

Endangered Species Sashimi: The Plight Of Bluefin Tuna

Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bluefin tuna, one of the world's most highly prized marine species, have met their plight. These tuna, which the Monterey Bay Aquarium's reputed Seafo...

For The Sushi Lover With A Conscience

The New York Times | Florence Fabricant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Three environmental groups have issued pocket guides to sushi, listing seafood according to sustainability. But with each of them, a little study befo...