A group of graduate students in Europe are taking to YouTube to announce the beginning of a research project they are doing on the effects of global warming and ocean acidification on shellfish.
The students are working with the CACHE Initial Training Network on a new study of molluscs, and produced a short film on the subject. The film only discusses the issue in a cursory manner, but at the end they encourage viewers to follow the study’s pr… Read More
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes changes to what the American seafood industry can call something you expect marketers to take advantage, but a recent change to the FDA’s designation for spiny dogfish has inspired a particularly clever menu item for one restaurateur in New England.
I know National Grilling Month in the United States was last month, but I had to give a mention to this interesting series of quick-hit videos on grilling seafood from, of all places, GQ magazine.
Most people think of GQ as a publication one turns to for men’s fashion advice, but this four-part series of short videos (none last more than 35 seconds) covers shellfish, skewers, whole fish cooking and even cooking up fruit as a garnish, all on… Read More
For decades now, a small army of tourists, scientists and aspiring monster hunters have stalked Loch Ness in Scotland for a glimpse of what many think is a shy prehistoric creature affectionately named “Nessie” by the locals.
But one man’s research is suggesting the true nature of Nessie may be far more mundane than anyone has ever thought – it could just be a catfish.
Steve Feltham, who has gained fame for maintaining the longest vigil… Read More
We spotted a story today that makes perhaps the best case yet for improving seafood traceability, as four people were arrested in Cambodia after police received complaints that they were selling seafood “partly made of plastic.”
The four men, according to the Phnom Penh Post, are vendors who sell dried squid (pictured, file photo) and stingray, and at least one of them claimed he had never heard any complaints before.
The men haven’t been… Read More
Thailand’s prime minister wants the world to know that human trafficking is his country’s top priority.
In an interview with CNN, Prayuth Chan-Ocha said the problem “is now severe,” and that he is putting new laws in place to help fight the problem.
Multiple industry and mainstream media reports have put a spotlight on the issue of human trafficking in the Thai fishing industry over the past two to three years. Most recently, a report f… Read More
New restaurants often need a concept, regarding either the food, the decor, the service or all of the above. Some take two concepts or ethnic cuisines and combine them.
The mashup is what two new fast-casual dining concepts — one in California and another to open next month in Colorado — have done. The unexpected Mexican-Japanese combination has resulted in the “sushi burrito,” which is essentially a large and portable sushi roll.
“Ev… Read More
A recent study by researchers at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, has shown that juvenile wild salmon heavily infected with sea lice were 20 percent less successful at finding and consuming food than fish with minimal louse infestations.
SeafoodSource is at it again and will be hosting a third Twitter chat on Wednesday, 15 April at 1 p.m. EST. After two successful previous Twitter chats, editors James Wright, Michelle McNickle and Sean Murphy will conduct a discussion looking at the mixed messages consumers receive regarding seafood, its health ebnefits and any potential health risks.
@SeafoodSource will pose four questions throughout the hour, and attendees are encourag… Read More
Pretty much the only thing standing in the way of Louisiana shrimp from getting a more favorable rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program is a nearly 30-year-old state law prohibiting fishery officials from enforcing the use of sea turtle bycatch prevention devices on shrimp nets on skimmer trawls.
The winds appear to be shifting down on the Bayou. Last week, the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force, which makes fishery manageme… Read More