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Fish Farming

Black Elephants, Black Swans, and Tomorrow's Fish

Tim O'Shea | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Tim O'Shea

Is it a bit much to say that we are in the midst of a Food Revolution? I suggest that depends on how you view the current conditions on your plate, in your family, in your community, in our nation.

Rosenstiel School: The Leader in Atmospheric and Ocean Research

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Chris Komisarjevsky

On October 2, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami further solidified its academic and research leader...

The Start of a New Food Revolution

Tim O'Shea | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Tim O'Shea

We are at the start of a food revolution hiding in plain sight. This revolution is calling out to a new generation inspired by the biological wonders of ecosystems aligned with natural system science and artisan-scale stewardship, food grown with smart tech and ecological design.

Underloved Fish

Sea to Table | Posted 10.05.2014 | Home
Sea to Table

We all know something is broken when 91 percent of all seafood consumed in the U.S. comes from outside the U.S, and over two-thirds of all seafood we eat is shrimp, salmon, tilapia, (almost all farm-raised under dubious conditions) or canned tuna. Our vast oceans offer a cornucopia of species, and we only taste four of them.

Just Say No to Illegal Pirate Fish: Support Sustainable Seafood

Sea to Table | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Sea to Table

It is a sad state of affairs that 91 percent of all seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported, with more than half of that farmed, often in dubious conditions.

Farmed Salmon Are Not a Sustainable Alternative

Ted Danson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

Yesterday the Washington Post published a dangerously misleading article about farmed salmon. Lauding improvements in the salmon farming industry, they assert that farmed salmon is a viable alternative to wild-caught fish. We'd like to set the record straight: farmed salmon is a terrible choice for our oceans.

Giving Voice, and Business Advice, to African Fish Farmers

David Bank | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
David Bank

No need for smartphones or downloaded apps or even SMS text messages -- it turns out voice may be the killer mobile app for reaching millions of farmers in thousands of languages, many of whom can't read.

The U.N. 'Sustainability' Conference -- What Are We Sustaining?

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

Technology, although nice, is not the answer. Just because we can play God and produce designer foods, "fake" meat in factories, and unusually fast-growing fish, should we? This is a question that each of us needs to answer before it is too late.

PHOTOS: 7 Foods You'll Be Eating In The Future

Josh Schonwald | Posted 06.14.2012 | Books
Josh Schonwald

It took me some time to warm to the idea of unveiling my own forecast. But after a couple of years on the food frontier, I can confidently say you'll see more of these seven foods in 2042.

6 Of The Healthiest Fish To Eat ... And 6 Fish To Avoid

EatingWell | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

Here are six fish that are healthy for you and the planet -- that Seafood Watch says you should be eating -- plus six to avoid.

Deadly Salmon Virus Spreads

AP | By PHUONG LE | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

SEATTLE -- Scientists in Washington state are working to improve testing of a deadly, contagious marine virus as a precaution, after the virus was det...

Farm Fish in Your Backyard: DIY Aquaponic System Uses Fish Poo to Fertilize Vegetables (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

Since the plants don't need dirt, aquaponics allows gardeners to produce more food in less space. And in addition to the vegetables they can grow, most aquaponics gardeners cultivate edible fish as well.

New High-Rise Fish Tank Paves Way For Safer Aquaculture

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 11.01.2011 | Home

KAMPERLAND, Netherlands -- Adri Bout trawled Dutch waters for 25 years until he recognized the ocean's limits. Now he raises 100 tons of turbot a year...

Farmed Salmon Threaten Wild Stocks With Deadly Sea Lice

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

Farmed salmon present a serious threat to the survival of wild salmon stocks in the form of tiny sea lice, according a new study by Martin Krkosek of ...

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.

Study: Sea Lice From Salmon Farms Infecting BC Sockeye

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

A new study provides the first link between salmon farms and elevated levels of sea lice on juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon in British Columbia.

Grass-Fed Fish?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

Is there a way of producing fish that comes as a byproduct of restoring ecosystems, of regenerative practices that require not 10 to 20 pounds of small wild fish (ground into fish pellets) to produce one pound of the fleshy fish we humans so love to consume?

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...

'Oyster Reefs Are Disappearing: Foodies Fine, Ocean Sad'

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Hanlon

85 percent of oyster reefs have been lost globally. In many bays, once-plentiful oyster reefs are now functionally extinct. But shellfish lovers shouldn't panic -- most of the oysters they eat today are farmed.

The Anti-Salmon: A Fish We Can Finally Farm Without Guilt

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What logical reason would anyone have for domesticating Atlantic salmon, a carnivorous fish that cruises the open oceans and needs to eat many times i...

Valentin Abe: Helping Haitians Feed Themselves With Fish Farming Projects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Valentin Abe arrived in Haiti, he was startled that fishing that wasn't a large part of the island nation's economy. Abe had a simple vision: fis...

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?

9 Surprising Fish Farming Facts (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over 1 billion people across the world rely on fish as their main source of protein, mostly in developing countries. In America, fish consumption is ...

Eco Etiquette: 5 Farmed Fish That Get The Green Light

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My friend said that I sho...

Farm-Raised Salmon Are Turning Our Oceans Into Polluted Feedlots

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

Farming salmon, once a dream fish, has become a nightmare for the environment.