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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,...

2013-04-11 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...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'