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Each year, thousands of fishing vessels transfer fresh catch to refrigerated cargo vessels, or carriers, as a way to improve efficiency. But this practice, a vital part of the global fishing industry and seafood supply chain, is often hard to monitor and regulate at sea. And although the practice is legal throughout much of the ocean, ineffective monitoring and control of transshipment creates opportunities for illegally caught seafood to enter… Read More
U.S. President Trump’s executive order on seafood issued in May establishes it as U.S. policy that aquaculture is vital for supporting sustainable seafood production and is key to advancing the expansion of U.S. competitiveness and economic growth in the seafood marketplace. In addition to provisions addressing commercial fishing and international trade, the executive order calls for federal partners to increase permitting efficiencies,… Read More
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For over two decades, Maine lobstermen have been leaders in right whale conservation – proactively adapting their fishing practices and gear to help preserve and protect the species. As one of the world’s most sustainable fisheries, lobster harvesters go above and beyond to maintain the best-in-class sustainable measures they’ve had in place for over 125 years to protect the quality of their product and the marine environment… Read More
Seafood is important for human nutrition and as a low environmental-impact food. Yet for 20 years, the sustainable seafood narrative has been promoting seafood for ocean health to markets in high-income countries. According to Michael F. Tlusty, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts at Boston’s School for the Environment, it’s time to broaden the sustainable seafood narrative to address improvements to food… Read More
With the food sector still struggling from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for high-quality, fresh seafood continues to increase. In this unprecedented time, not only are consumers more reliant than ever on getting fresh seafood, but they are often trusting someone else to shop for them and choose the best seafood possible on their behalf. In this environment, it has become more important than ever for processors to overcome… Read More
Rapid warming of the Gulf of Maine is well documented, collective response to this change is not! The recent report from the Lancet Commissions (Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems) report identifies the potential for the seafood sector, urging a “global transformation” of the seafood system. To enable this scale of change, we recognize that transformations-systems… Read More
As the oldest continuously operated industry in North America, the Maine Lobster fishery is a New England icon. For the Mainers it sustains, many of whom come from multi-generational lobstering families, it represents a defining part of the culture and identity of coastal Maine. Driven by independently owned local businesses, it is an economic powerhouse that contributes over $1 billion to Maine’s economy each year for businesses on and… Read More
On 7 May, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a new executive order promoting American seafood competitiveness and economic growth, propelling the United States forward as a seafood superpower. The executive order provides an exciting new opportunity to address long-term challenges to expanding the domestic seafood sector through more efficient and predictable aquaculture permitting, removing barriers to increased production within sustainable… Read More