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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...

2013-04-11 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...

2012-11-13 16:22:17

SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marine Stewardship Council announced today that The Foley Fish Company, a fourth generation, family-owned, New England seafood business, renowned for its commitment to quality and stewardship, has obtained Chain of Custody certification in the Marine Stewardship Council program. The company sells to fine dining restaurants, resorts, hotels and specialty retailers across the country. The Foley Fish Company is an active participant in...

2012-05-31 10:22:47

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Macquarie Island Patagonian Toothfish fishery, operated by Austral Fisheries and Australian Longline, has earned the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainable fisheries based on an assessment conducted by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). The fishery is located in Australian territorial waters around Macquarie Island, located in the Southern Ocean, approximately halfway between Australia and Antarctica. (Logo:...

2012-04-09 10:20:45

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has announced its certification of the Australian Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) Patagonian toothfish fishery under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable fisheries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120406/MM83171LOGO-c) The certification covers two longline vessels and one trawl vessel operated by two companies, Austral Fisheries and Australian...

2010-09-01 20:43:38

The world's most established fisheries certifier is failing on its promises as rapidly as it gains prominence, according the world's leading fisheries experts from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego and elsewhere. Established in 1997 by the World Wildlife Fund and Unilever, one of the world's largest fish retailers, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been helping consumers eat fish "guilt-free" by...

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2010-08-25 20:02:57

RUB chemists unmask natural antifreezeTogether with cooperation partners from the U.S., the researchers surrounding Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith (Physical Chemistry II of the RUB) describe their discovery in a so-termed Rapid Communication in the prestigious American chemistry journal, the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). The journal's independent reviewers evaluated the work as one of the top 5% of all submissions.Better than household antifreezeTemperatures of minus 1.8 °...

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2009-10-27 10:11:41

An Australian method for assessing the environmental impact of marine fisheries has caught the eye of fishery management agencies worldwide. Aspects of the 'ecological risk assessment' (ERA) method have been adopted in the US, Canada, Ecuador, and the Western and Central Pacific, and by the international eco-labeling organization the Marine Stewardship Council. The method was developed in research led by Dr Tony Smith and Dr Alistair Hobday from CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship in...

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2008-11-11 17:20:00

Environmentalists reported Wednesday that wild animals are slowly making their way back to the Chinese dinner menu after the lethal SARS virus made some diners cautious. They also said that surging demand for traditional medicine is threatening some plant species. A survey of six cities, commissioned by the wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic,  found that nearly half of the respondents had consumed wildlife in the past 12 months, either as food or medicine.  The affluent and...

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2008-10-16 15:15:00

A genetic study of a fish that lives in the icy waters off Antarctica sheds light on the adaptations that enable it to survive in one of the harshest environments on the planet. The study, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to search the genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish for clues to its astounding hardiness. There are eight families of notothenioid fish, and five of them inhabit the Southern Ocean, the frigid sea that encircles the Antarctic...


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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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