industrial seafood

Our Heroes: Shana Miller of Tag-a-Giant

Shana Miller is director of Tag-a-Giant, an organization that's reversing the decline of northern bluefin tuna populations. We took some time to talk about bluefin tuna, her life and what questions to ask the next time you order sushi.

Little Fish, Big Help

Chances are good you've never ordered river herring or menhaden off of a menu, but these important fish are disappearing. Are they finally about to get the help they need?

GE Salmon: Swimming Away with Subsidies

Despite the potential environmental threat posed by genetically engineered fish, biotech corporation, AquaBounty has received more than $2.4 million in federal research grants since 2003 to support its GE salmon project.

So Will That Be the Wild or Patented Salmon?

It's the year of two salmons: one genetically altered and under review by the FDA, and the other an inhabitant of one of the last great wild salmon runs (which is unfortunately situated atop a bunch of copper and gold deposits).

Sustainable Seafood - The Basics

Given the depletion of wild fish populations, the unsustainable practices commonly used by fish farms, and the contaminants now found in many fish, choosing seafood can be difficult. Find out which options are best.

Industrial Agriculture

Most food in the US is now produced on large-scale industrial crop and livestock operations. Learn how this differs from sustainable agriculture - and why it matters.

Dispatch from Maryland: This Drought is Making Me Crabby

If you're from Maryland or ever lived in Maryland you've probably been to a crab feast (or crab "pick" in Virginia) and you know that Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs are the best in the world. I was lucky enough to indulge in this summer rite of passage recently and as we picked our bushel of crabs we talked about the health of the Bay and the impact of one of the worst droughts in decades.

Your Summertime Fish Cheat Sheet

Imported or domestic? Wild or farmed? When did choosing fish become so difficult? We've pulled together advice on navigating some common fish options you'll likely come across at the market or fish shack. Summer goes by fast, so cut back on the pondering and get back into the sunshine with our fish cheat sheet!

Onshore Fish Farming

While we may expect the fish on our plate to come from fisher folk out on their boats reeling them in, the reality is that much of our seafood comes from fish farms. This week we're exploring aquaculture - also known as fish farming - through the lens of sustainability. In this post we'll take a look at onshore systems.

Farming Fish in the Ocean

This week we're exploring aquaculture - also known as fish farming - through the lens of sustainability. While we may expect the fish on our plate to come from fisher folk out on their boats reeling them in, the reality is that much of our seafood comes from fish farms. In this post we look at fish farming in coastal and offshore waters.

Talking Turkey About Farmed Fish With Marianne Cufone

Have you ever stared at a menu in a seafood restaurant wondering which fish is okay to order? We have too, so we got some guidance from Marianne Cufone, executive director of the Recirculating Farms Coalition. Marianne also told us what makes the rapidly expanding practice of aquaculture sustainable (or not).

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