McDonald's is the first restaurant chain to use the Marine Stewardship Council label, which means every Fish McBite Happy Meal comes with a guarantee that you are making a responsible choice. But is a label enough?
There are plenty of reasons to oppose genetically engineered salmon, ranging from consumer health concerns to environmental risk, but there's a larger question we need to ask. What kind of food system do we want to sustain us?
A medical portion in the proposed, $7.8 billion class-action settlement with BP will satisfy some residents who became ill from the 2010 spill but hundreds of others opted out because the agreement doesn't cover their chronic ailments and sky-high expenses.
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.
Industry consolidation continues to be a concern due to climate change and less fish in the sea. Catch shares provide the framework for the future -- and with the right structure and features, can protect fish and fishermen.
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.
You can expect the media and the airwaves to be clogged with happy talk about the Gulf in the months ahead. We all wish it were true, but the facts -- and perceptions of those toiling in the fisheries -- just don't support it.