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2009-08-03 10:27:00

QUINCY, Mass., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that further strengthens their commitment to providing sustainable seafood to consumers, Stop & Shop supermarkets are expanding their endeavors in cooperation with the New England Aquarium by moving forward with efforts to ensure that consumers have increased access to sustainable seafood available from seafood farms, hatcheries and processing plants that follow a program of environmental improvement and social consciousness. Members of...

2009-07-21 07:00:00

DARTMOUTH, NS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ - (Ocean Nutrition Canada) - These days, consumers aren't just shopping, they're "voting" with their purchase dollars, buying products that are local, recycled, or from sustainable sources. This trend towards conscious consumerism is literally changing the world: If given the choice between products from unregulated sources and products from certified sustainable sources, research from the US-based Natural Marketing Institute shows consumers will, despite...

2009-04-15 10:33:00

Aquarium of the Bay, the California Academy of Sciences and the San Francisco Zoo Launch San Francisco Seafood Watch(R) Alliance SAN FRANCISCO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay, the California Academy of Sciences and the San Francisco Zoo today launched the San Francisco Seafood Watch(R) Alliance aimed at raising local consumer, restaurateur and seafood industry awareness of the importance of acquiring seafood from sustainable sources. Working together,...

2009-03-30 11:02:00

California Fisheries Fund Grants First Loans for Eco-friendly Fishing Businesses in California MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At 5:30 p.m. PDT Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will hold a special event at Google's Mountain View headquarters to announce the launch of the California Fisheries Fund (CFF), a $5 million, first-of-its-kind revolving loan program to rebuild California's fishing communities and to develop eco-friendly fishing. CFF also will announce...

2008-10-08 12:00:19

Americans will be going to the polls in all fifty states this November to pick a new president, vice president, and Congress. But starting today and throughout the election season, Americans of all political stripes can cast their vote for protecting their favorite fish from overfishing and other environmental dangers. Depending on whether voters prefer shrimp cocktail to tuna steaks, this could get every bit as heated and closely fought as the ongoing presidential campaign. Ocean...

2008-10-07 09:00:28

There's a new fish swimming to the top of the list for fish lovers -- barramundi. No, not barracuda. Barramundi. Baa-ra-moon-di. Get used to pronouncing it, because it's quickly becoming America's new favorite white fish. Popularized in the U.S. by Massachusetts-based sustainable aquaculture pioneer, Australis Aquaculture, this sweet and mild fish is a cook's dream and is now widely available in supermarkets and restaurants across the country. Barramundi has a delicate flavor and...

2008-09-26 18:00:29

The Aquarium of the Pacific brought together government agencies, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and other stakeholders this past week to look at solutions for dealing with the looming seafood crisis. Over 2/3 of the world's wild fish stocks are currently fished at or over sustainable levels, and it is predicted that the entire wild seafood industry could collapse in 50 years unless solutions are sought today. "Creating California-farmed, environmentally friendly seafood products has the...

2008-08-02 15:00:12

The Stop & Shop supermarket chain has signed on to a sustainable- seafood effort promoted by the Conservation Alliance of Seafood Solution. The alliance, made up of more than a dozen conservation organizations, works to protect the health of the world's oceans and the long-term supply of seafood. Companies such as Stop & Shop, which has joined the alliance's Common Vision program, commit toward buying environmentally responsible products and support policy changes to have positive...

2008-07-24 18:00:35

Ocean Conservancy has been chosen as one of Food & Wine magazine's Eco-Ocean award winners for working to restore Gulf of Mexico red snapper. By urging science-based catch limits by regulators and encouraging major seafood suppliers and retailers to engage in fisheries management and offer sustainable options we will be able to end overfishing and rebuild sustainable fisheries. As a result of these efforts, Gulf red snapper now has a management plan based on science and the population has...

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2008-06-19 06:05:00

All tales of redemption begin with sin. As I sat at my favorite seafood restaurant, La Dorada in Coral Gables, preparing to eat a chunk of monkfish, I thought of the opening passage of Taras Grescoe's Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood (Bloomsbury, 2008)). Grescoe describes the way monkfish is caught -- a technology that rakes the deep-ocean bottom, destroying all manner of habitat in the process. It has been compared with "using a bulldozer to catch...


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