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Tag: sustainable seafood

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?

Linguini with Clams, Mussels and Linguica

This dish is a wonderful combination of shellfish, spicy sausage, pasta, wine, garlic and cilantro. The prep is as entertaining as the dish itself and makes for wonderful dinner party theatre!

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.

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.