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2014-01-09 16:22:04

The University of Michigan Achieves Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan (U-M) today became the first Big Ten university to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification as part of its overall commitment to offer sustainable food on campus. U-M's Michigan Dining has earned certification to support sustainably managed fisheries by sourcing MSC certified seafood that can be traced back...

2013-12-20 23:22:11

The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop fishery has been certified as being in compliance with the most respected international standard for sustainable fisheries. This marks another milestone for America's most valuable fishery. New Bedford, MA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Today, the U.S. Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) fishery, the most valuable fishery in the United States, was certified as being in compliance with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable,...

2013-10-17 12:31:22

Welcomes GSA & Sodexo policy changes to recognize Alaska salmon sustainability and reiterates no change on industry's MSC withdrawal despite recent recertification of nearly all Alaska fisheries ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Alaska Salmon Now", a grassroots organization of fishermen, consumers, and other representatives of the Alaska seafood industry, welcomes the recent decisions by the US federal agency General Services Administration (GSA) and...

2013-07-18 12:21:19

Harmonized GAP, Seafood Safety, GlobalG.A.P. PSS Are Among Newest Services EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS), a pioneer and industry leader in third-party auditing and certification of food quality and food safety claims, announced expanded food safety services for producers, food companies, and retailers. SCS's newest offerings - Harmonized G.A.P., GlobalG.A.P. PSS, and Global G.A.P. Option 2 - complement a broad range of food safety...

2013-06-07 12:22:39

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS) is marking World Oceans Day by extending congratulations to all of the fisheries now certified under the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) standards for sustainable fishing practices. Together, fisheries recognized by MSC now constitute more than 10% of the total wild capture fish catch worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/MM63583LOGO) "World Oceans Day is a timely reminder that the...

2013-05-21 08:24:00

Seafood from the largest halibut fishery in eastern Canada can now bear the MSC ecolabel EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Canadian Atlantic halibut fishery managed by Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainable fisheries. The certification involved a team of scientists from SCS Global Services (SCS), which conducted an independent assessment based on the three principles of the...

2013-04-23 12:23:54

Seafood Leader Commits Portion of Sales Proceeds to Support WWF Global Fisheries and Marine Conservation Efforts BRUSSELS, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading North America seafood company, Bumble Bee Foods, today announced the introduction of Wild Selections(®) - a new high-quality branded line of products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Wild Selections(®) will support World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) efforts to...

2013-04-11 10:34:45

The certification of seafood as "sustainable" by the nonprofit Marine Stewardship Council is too lenient and discretionary, a study by a consortium of researchers has found. "When consumers want sustainable fish there are two options to meet the demand: fisheries can become more sustainable or the definition of sustainable can be watered down to be practically meaningless–with MSC seafood, the definition has been repeatedly watered down," said Jennifer Jacquet, a clinical assistant...

2013-03-07 12:23:25

New products to be introduced at Natural Products Expo West FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Horizon Wild is more committed than ever to giving seafood lovers a responsible, and delicious choice. Founded in 2005 in Monterey California, the company is considered a socio-environmental pioneer for sourcing sustainable wild-caught seafood from artisanal fisheries and small fishing communities and transforming it into mouth-watering frozen entrees, hors d'oeuvres and...

2013-02-11 20:21:56

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California McDonald's® restaurants are making waves with the launch of a new fish menu innovation - Fish McBites. Available through March 2013, Fish McBites are crispy, tender pieces of poppable flaky wild-caught Alaska Pollock responsibly-sourced from a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable fishery. Conveniently packaged for today's on-the-go consumer, the limited time Fish McBites are available in three...


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Chilean Sea Bass, Dissostichus eleginoides
2013-01-12 08:49:28

The Chilean sea bass is the North American name for the Patagonian toothfish. The Chilean sea bass name derived in 1977 from Lee Lantz, a fish wholesaler looking for a more attractive name for the American fish market. In 1994 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the Chilean sea bass as an alternative name for the Patagonian toothfish. This species is native to the southern Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, around seamounts and continental shelves in the colder waters. The...

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