Environment & Sustainability

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Linda Salim, for SeafoodSource from Surabaya, Indonesia

Published on
November 26, 2008

Greenpeace this week announced plans to protest against Korean tuna fishing practices from Dec. 8 to 12, coinciding with the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.

According to Greenpeace Oceans Campaigner Lagi Toribau, the protest will occur on a Greenpeace patrol ship and involve protestors in tuna costumes holding banners reading "Korea Stop Tuna Overfishing" and reciting similar slogans in both English

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 25, 2008

Australis Aquaculture's U.S.-farmed barramundi has been added to the Blue Ocean Institute's "best choices" list of seafood species farmed or harvested in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner, the Turners Falls, Mass., company announced yesterday.

The company's barramundi is now categorized as a "best choice" in the top three seafood-purchasing guides for consumers - Blue Ocean Institute's Guide to Ocean Friendly Seafood,

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 25, 2008

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas yesterday reduced the bluefin tuna quota to 22,000 metric tons, a level the United States and several environmental groups say is not nearly enough to save the species from collapse in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

A U.S. delegation to the ICCAT meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, urged the international body of 45 nations and the European Commission to cut

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Linda Salim, for SeafoodSource from Surabaya, Indonesia

Published on
November 25, 2008

Greenpeace this week announced plans to protest against Korean tuna fishing practices from Dec. 8 to 12, coinciding with the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.

According to Greenpeace Oceans Campaigner Lagi Toribau, the protest will occur on a Greenpeace patrol ship and involve protestors in tuna costumes holding banners reading "Korea Stop Tuna Overfishing" and reciting similar slogans in both English and

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 24, 2008

Renowned chef Thomas Keller and Food Network star Alton Brown will be honored at the Monterey Bay Aquarium's eighth annual Cooking for Solutions sustainable seafood event in May, part of the aquarium's 25th anniversary celebration.

Celebrity chefs selected for their leadership in promoting ocean-friendly practices will create gourmet dishes, host food and wine tours and offer demonstrations that feature sustainable seafood and organic

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James Wright, Senior Editor

Published on
November 24, 2008

Fish farmers should be glad, and proud, that a framework for organic seafood production moved a step closer to reality last week. But the National Organic Standards Board's latest action doesn't mean your local fish shop will stock "USDA Organic" salmon anytime soon.

Two major issues have slowed the development of organic seafood standards, which now await a U.S. Department of Agriculture review: the inclusion of wild fish in fish feed and

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 24, 2008

The Marine Stewardship Council today announced U.S. Foodservice has become the first MSC-certified foodservice distributor in the United States.

The company is now promoting MSC-certified sustainable seafood products in its Harbor Banks line, which includes Alaska pollock, halibut, keta salmon and sockeye salmon.

Seventeen divisions of U.S. Foodservice will make MSC-certified seafood available to a broad customer base of more than 250,000

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 21, 2008

At the World Wildlife Fund's next Aquaculture Dialogues in early December, the environmental advocacy group will present a set of measurable, performance-based standards for pangasius (tra, basa) production.

The WWF standards aim to minimize the primary environmental and social issues associated with farming pangasius, a family of fish species similar to catfish. The Dialogue will be held Dec. 3 and 4 at Can Tho University in Vietnam. After

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 21, 2008

Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Ore., yesterday became the first U.S. independent restaurant to become certified against the Marine Stewardship Council's Chain of Custody standards.

Chain of Custody certification indicates strict adherence to traceability criteria for the procurement of wild-capture fisheries certified by MSC for being sustainable and well managed.

Bamboo Sushi's menu items from MSC-certified fisheries, including halibut,

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 20, 2008

Three nonprofit recreational-fishing and conservation groups launched a campaign yesterday to persuade U.S. chefs and retailers to stop selling marlin permanently.

Dubbed "Take Marlin Off The Menu," the campaign - organized by The International Game Fish Association (IGFA), The Billfish Foundation (TBF) and the National Coalition for Marine Conservation (NCMC) - is intended to stop marlin overfishing in the Atlantic and Pacific by reducing

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