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Sustainable Fishing

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.

PHOTOS: Mick Jagger's Daughter Poses With Dead Fish To Oppose Overfishing

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home

What better way is there to support sustainable seafood than by posing nude with some dead fish? At least that's we think was going through Lizzy Jagg...

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.

The Bottom Line: Fishing for Giants

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Promoting selective fishing that wastes little ocean wildlife is one key to the bluefin's recovery. Fishermen who use rods and reels, such as those profiled in Wicked Tuna, can specifically target the species and release undersized fish alive.

Little Fish, Big Help

Peter Hanlon | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

During the first week of August, fish that don't typically get the lavish attention enjoyed by more charismatic megafauna finally got some recognition that might keep them from disappearing.

PHOTOS: Sea Lion Fatally Shot (Warning: Graphic)

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Animal rights groups Marine Animal Rescue (MAR) and Friends of Animals are offering a $5,000 reward for any information that will lead to the culprit ...

The Sustainable Seafood Myth

Brendan Smith | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home
Brendan Smith

Put down your fork -- Whole Foods is not telling you the whole story. The dirty little secret of their seafood rating system is that it ignores the largest and most imminent threat to our oceans: greenhouse-gas emissions.

Snakeheads: They're What's For Dinner

Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

Snakehead scared everyone when they first showed up in American waters. Part of the fear was environmental: as the fish, originally from Southeast Asi...

Why You Should Eat Fish

Jennifer McGuire | Posted 08.29.2011 | Home
Jennifer McGuire

We all can agree on the importance of clean air and water. However, it is inaccurate and irresponsible to conflate recreational fishing issues with the consumption of safe and healthful commercial seafood.

For World Oceans Day, Revisit Europe's Fishing Policy

James Thornton | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
James Thornton

This year, the Common Fisheries Policy is up for review. Europe's politicians now have the task of crafting policies that respect science and marine ecosystems, and make Europe's fishing industry sustainable.

Is That Fish Sustainable? Commercial Fishing In Lake Superior

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

There are a small number of commercial fisherman left on Lake Superior. I had the pleasure of going out one morning last spring with Harley Tofte, w...

Fishing for Sustainable Practices to Conserve Fisheries

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 07.05.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Around the world, fisheries co-managed by local authorities and fishers themselves are emerging as a promising solution to replenishing depleting fish stocks.

Water, Poverty and New Local Business Alternatives

Alliance for Global Conservation | Posted 06.29.2011 | Green
Alliance for Global Conservation

According to a recent UN report, the poorest of the poor, people living on less than $2 per day, get more than half of their income from the benefits that nature provides. We can't reach our conservation goals without addressing poverty.

Are Regulations for Sustainable Fish Farming Just a Red Herring?

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

Ocean fish farms, enormous submerged cages filled with highly concentrated groups of live fish, are essentially the factory farms of the sea.

Larger Predator Fish Rapidly Vanishing

Washington Post | Marc Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Over the past 100 years, some two-thirds of the large predator fish in the ocean have been caught and consumed by humans, and in the decades ahead the...

Can We Keep Eating Tuna?

Bart van Olphen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bart van Olphen

The worldwide fishing capacity is five times more than the legal amount of fish available. We need to accept that a wild-caught fish has become a rare food product.

Europe Announces Breakthrough In Breeding Bluefin Tuna | JAMES KANTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists in Europe have bred Atlantic bluefin tuna in captivity, and without using hormones, potentially boosting stocks of a fish that has become e...

Deadliest Catch Brooklyn Style: The Fish You Catch in New York City

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Aram Roston

It is hard to ignore the crisis that has hit the fisheries worldwide, with the warnings of doom coming fast. One grim estimate has it that seafood will disappear from the ocean by 2048.

Our Environment, Our Health and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (AUDIO)

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

Yes, the BP situation is horrific. But is it much different than each of us killing the ocean, the animals, and our own bodies a little bit every day?

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.

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.

French Chefs Stop Serving Bluefin: A Case of Conscience -- With Perhaps a Dash of Guilt?

Amelia Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Amelia Smith

Of course great chefs will have no problem concocting tempting alternatives to unsustainable fish, but what about sushi?

Solving Seafood -- Sustainably

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

I just returned from the Seafood Choices Alliance Seafood Summit in Paris, a gathering of over 600 business and NGO leaders concerned about the future of seafood.

Ted Danson Hopes Jellyfish Burgers Aren't On 'The End Of The Line'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Ted Danson narrates a new documentary that reveals an inconvenient truth about our love affair with seafood: if unsustainable fishing practices contin...

Attention Tuna Lovers: See Red When Thinking Blue

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The U.S. government must make greater efforts to ban the bluefin tuna trade entirely. Such an effort would finally give the tuna a chance to recover.