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2010-10-04 10:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- October is "National Seafood Month," and in keeping with its conservation-driven mission, Aquarium of the Bay will be leveraging the month-long event to alert Bay Area residents to the need to consume only sustainable seafood. Studies show that if current fishing practices are not improved and we do not change our eating habits, the world will be depleted of fish by 2048. "Eating lower on the food chain, asking where your seafood is coming from and...

2010-09-13 10:16:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) today launches the first in-store color-coded sustainability-rating program for wild-caught seafood and commits to phasing out all red-rated species by Earth Day 2013. Through partnerships with Blue Ocean Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium, Whole Foods Market is the first national grocer to provide a comprehensive sustainability rating system for wild-caught seafood. To view the multimedia assets associated with...

2010-02-11 07:01:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group USA, Foodbuy LLC and Contessa Premium Foods today announce the first successful implementation by a major food service company of sustainable purchasing standards for imported farm-raised shrimp. The standards - including independent, third-party audits - have been endorsed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090929/CL83598LOGO ) Foodbuy is the procurement company for...

2009-10-20 11:01:00

Summary: many trends positive, urgent action is needed; 'Super Green' seafood buying list debuts MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global prospects for securing a sustainable seafood supply and protecting ocean ecosystems are improving, thanks to a growing consensus on how best to manage fisheries and fish-farming operations, and new commitments by consumers, major buyers and the fishing community. That's the conclusion of a benchmark research report -- "Turning the...

2009-05-14 12:00:00

Seafood Watch Applauds Foodservice Provider's Commitment MONTEREY, Calif. and CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- At Monterey Bay Aquarium's Cooking for Solutions, Compass Group USA announced the three-year results of its sustainable seafood purchasing initiatives implemented in 2006. They also took the opportunity to announce the second phase of its sustainability seafood platform leading up to 2012. Compass Group recognizes the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the leading science-based...

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,...

2008-12-16 10:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay, the only major attraction in San Francisco to be certified by the city as a Green Business, takes a strong commitment to its environmentally-friendly actions, and challenges you to do the same. Instead of recycling "eat healthier and exercise more," Carrie Chen, Aquarium of the Bay's Education and Conservation Director, recommends the following Bay-focused New Year's resolutions. -- I will keep my Bay clean: When you wash...

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...

2008-09-26 06:00:00

By Sharon Noguchi; Mercury News If you down a plate of maguro for lunch or can't go a week without a dragon roll, the folks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium would like to have a word with you. They're hoping that the next time a toro-loving connoisseur bellies up to the sushi bar, he'll think about not only personal health but also the health of the planet. The aquarium, along with the Environmental Defense Fund and the Blue Ocean Institute, on Thursday expanded a sustainable seafood guide...

2008-09-25 12:00:25

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sushi lovers nationwide will soon have a way to make seafood choices that please the palate and safeguard the world's ocean wildlife. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/montereybayaquarium/35141/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080925/NYTH051 ) On October 22, three leading ocean conservation organizations -- Blue Ocean Institute, Environmental Defense Fund and the Monterey Bay...