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500 Chefs, Restaurant Owners Join Oceana to Stop Seafood Fraud

  500 of the top chefs across the country have joined Oceana to call on the government to implement a nationwide traceability system for seafood. According to a press release issued earlier this week, Oceana, the largest advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans, was joined today by more than 500 chefs, restaurant […]

October 31st

Seafood Mislabeling: I’ll Take the Mystery Fish

Summer has officially started. Cars are packed for trips to the beach, grills are fired up in backyards and friends and families are sitting down to enjoy their favorite dinners. Fresh seafood is likely to appear on most summertime menus, but did you know that much of the seafood on the market today is mislabeled? The key question is – are we getting what we’re paying for?

Fishing for Sustainable Practices to Conserve Fisheries

U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization an estimated 53 percent of fisheries are considered fully exploited—harvested to their maximum sustainable levels—with no room for expansion in production. Population growth and a higher demand for dietary protein are putting increasing pressure on depleted stocks and threatened ecosystems.

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

The Downside of Seafood

Choosing the food you want to eat is like choosing the political party you want to rule your country. Whatever you choose will be bad but the challenge here is to choose the less harmful option. Over the years the way we harvest and process our food has dramatically changed. The reason for this? Expansion of our human society, and its greed. I will explain this using a food that many of us eat as an example: fish.

March 24th

NOAA’s New Aquaculture Policy

84 percent of seafood consumed in the United States is imported and about half of that is sourced from aquaculture. Only five percent of the seafood consumed in the United States comes from domestic aquaculture. In an effort to reduce reliance on imports, NOAA has drafted an aquaculture policy document which is open for public comment.

March 10th