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Sustainable Fishing

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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 It's constructed around an outdated model in which suppliers hide their sources, dealers hide their markets, and fish becomes a commodity whose value is lost from the people and communities who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 | Food
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 | Food

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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food

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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food

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 | Food
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 | Food
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.