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Sustainable Fishing

Why We Need a National Ocean Policy

Sea to Table | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

This week over one billion people in 192 countries celebrated Earth Day. We planted trees, shared recycling tips, pledged action to combat climate c...

Eat Patriotic Fish

Sea to Table | Posted 04.08.2013 | Taste
Sea to Table

How do I know what fish is ok to buy? One simple step we can all take is to buy wild domestic seafood.

Greenpeace Launches Viral 'Mermaid Death Squad' Game

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

A new video game created by Greenpeace to raise awareness about unsustainable tuna fishing has created quite a splash since its launch earlier this we...

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...

United States and European Union Tackle Illegal Fishing -- From a Shared Vision to Action

Jane Lubchenco | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Jane Lubchenco

Global fisheries provide an important source of healthy food and employment to the world's population. But unsustainable fisheries practices can put the world's fisheries and our food security at risk.

The End of the New England Fisherman?

Sea to Table | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

Last week marked a historic turning point for many fishing communities when the New England Fishery Management Council approved deep cuts to the cod...

Fish 2.0: Investing in Sustainable Oceans and Fisheries

David Bank | Posted 01.31.2013 | Business
David Bank

The sorry state of the world's oceans is creating investment opportunities in a range of enterprises that are pioneering the sustainable fishing industry of the future.

McSustainable Seafood

Sea to Table | Posted 01.29.2013 | Home
Sea to Table

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?

Farm-to-Table Lessons for Sustainable Seafood

Sea to Table | Posted 03.24.2013 | Home
Sea to Table

Congress has been debating giving disaster relief to fishermen in the wake of Hurricane Sandy . This idea of 'fish aid' reminds us of Farm Aid, a move...

Why Do We Need GMO Farmed Salmon?

Sea to Table | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home
Sea to Table

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?

Climate Change Challenges New England Fishermen

Sea to Table | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

For years scientists have been blaming fishermen for depleted cod stocks in the Gulf of Maine, but now evidence points to another culprit -- climate c...

A Feast of Seven (Sustainable) Fishes

Sea to Table | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Sea to Table

Among all the ways to celebrate the holidays, we can't help but be partial to the Mediterranean tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a seafood-...

Just Say No to Antibiotic-Infused Shrimp

Sea to Table | Posted 02.10.2013 | Home
Sea to Table

Meet the Wood family. The Woods have been fishing in the sleepy Gulf coast town of Port St. Joe, Florida since 1860. Around 1950, Grandpa Wood took u...

Shining Light on an Opaque Seafood Industry

Sea to Table | Posted 02.03.2013 | Home
Sea to Table

Though we do need better regulation, the real issue is the supply chain. It's constructed around an outdated model in which suppliers hide their sources, dealers hide their markets, and fish becomes a commodity whose value is lost from the people and communities who harvest them.

Whatcha Gonna Do When the Fish Cops Come for You?

Sea to Table | Posted 01.27.2013 | Home
Sea to Table

From shrimp heists to illegal fishing, dolphin shootings to whale ship strikes, fishy crimes (in the literal sense) are abundant, but thankfully NOAA's fish cops are on hand to fight the lawlessness of the sea.

Bluefin Tuna Stocks Recovering, But Quotas Still Kept Low

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | Home

AGADIR, Morocco -- The international organization of fishing countries has decided to follow the scientific recommendations and maintain strict quotas...

Fish for the Future

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 01.25.2013 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

I'm on a fishing boat in the Maldives, riding a rough sea and dodging tuna as these glistening, slippery rockets of muscle are hauled up and tossed onto the deck by a line of 10 or 12 frenetic fishermen.

Giving Thanks for Sustainable Seafood

Sea to Table | Posted 01.20.2013 | Home
Sea to Table

While the image of a dressed and trussed Rhode Island conger eel likely won't have many families changing their Thanksgiving menus, we certainly recommend bringing some fish as a way to celebrate the holiday in a truly traditional fashion.

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.