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Sustainable Fish Makes For Healthier Seafood
2012-08-05 14:41:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Is your fish healthy, safe, harvested responsibly? These are all things you need to think about when you order seafood.  While there are many services and rankings offered to help you decide — there's even an iPhone app — it has been found a simple rule of thumb applies. "If the fish is sustainable, then it is likely to be healthy to eat too," said Leah Gerber, an associate professor and senior sustainability...

2012-07-30 10:25:14

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rich Products Corporation's Brownsville manufacturing plant has earned "Best Aquaculture Practices" (BAP) certification. The Brownsville plant produces a large majority of Rich's seafood products distributed by SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co., maker of the country's top selling frozen specialty shrimp and seafood products. The BAP certification standards are developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), a nonprofit,...

2012-07-18 10:22:01

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter released today by the Save Bristol Bay campaign, more than 700 businesses across the United States called on President Obama and the EPA to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay, and the 14,000 jobs that depend on its unparalleled wild salmon fishery. The letter urges the Obama Administration to use a power under the Clean Water Act called Section 404 (c) authority to prevent the negative impacts of Pebble Mine or other inappropriate...

2012-07-13 23:00:32

Just as consumers need to freshen up their look every now and then, so do brands — even the iconic Gorton´s Seafood. Their new packaging has the bright yellow color and the trusted Gorton´s Fisherman at the helm, as always. But the packaging has been updated to make it easier for consumers to find the products they want and the information they need. Gloucester, Mass. (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Just as consumers need to freshen up their look every now and then, so do brands...

2012-07-10 02:23:33

HANFORD, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg reports that, over the last ten years, the amount of food and drugs imported into the United States has tripled. As a result, the food safety regulations that the country has in place have proven inadequate, making it extremely difficult to control the quality of imported goods. Global Food Technologies, a food safety company that provides proprietary, comprehensive solutions to its clients, is working to improve the safety and quality...

2012-07-08 10:20:15

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For seafood lovers everywhere, don't forget to tune into favorite foodie TV Channel - Cooking Channel - this Sunday, July 8 at 7:00 pm PST. The channel's popular food show Unique Eats will air its newest episode, "Hot N Spicy," to highlight the top hottest and spiciest spots around the country; restaurants that are literally spicing it up in the kitchen. The episode will share mouth-watering recipes and also feature top restaurants renowned for their...

FDA Issues Warning Over Contaminated Korean Shellfish
2012-06-18 04:49:40

American regulators are urging supermarkets and other retailers to remove South Korean oysters, clams, mussels and scallops from store shelves due to concerns that they may have been infected with norovirus. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the warning late last week, noting that the products could have been exposed to human fecal matter and responsible for the illnesses of at least four people in the US since October, according to Reuters reports. "The regulatory warning...

2012-06-13 02:27:39

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Melissa d'Arabian - celebrity chef, TV host and busy mother of four - and Dr. William Castelli - renowned cardiovascular specialist and former Director of the Framingham Heart study - announced today the launch of Get Real About Seafood, an educational campaign to raise awareness about the heart and brain health benefits of seafood and provide resources to help people eat a seafood-rich diet. On average, Americans eat about half the recommended 2 to 3...

2012-06-08 10:20:57

FLORENCE, Ala., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alabama-based fashion designer Billy Reid, who was recently named Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), has debuted a special series of Alabama Gulf Seafood t-shirts and hats that are now available for purchase at BillyReid.com. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120608/CL21790 ) The series includes two hats and four T-shirts, designed by Billy Reid and featuring...

2012-06-07 02:20:24

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, surrounding the 20th anniversary of World Oceans Day, Oceana unveiled a report outlining how saving the world's oceans can help to feed the 9 billion people projected to be on earth by 2050. The report explains how implementing science-based fisheries management in the 25 countries that control more than 75% of the world's fish stocks - specifically measures that reduce overfishing, protect habitat and limit bycatch - will increase fish stocks...


Latest Seafood Reference Libraries

Lampert's Sea Cucumber, Synaptula lamperti
2013-04-30 15:18:06

Synaptula lamperti is a species of sea cucumber that can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific. Its range includes the coastal waters of Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Micronesia. It does not have the tube feet, which are common to other species of sea cucumber, instead moving around by using a small grouping of pinnate feeding tentacles, which are always moving. It can also move by using the small, hook-like bones found along its body, attaching itself to the sea...

Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus
2013-04-25 16:28:02

The Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Isognomonidae. It can be seen along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from southern Florida to Brazil and Bermuda. This oyster has two thin and irregularly shaped valves that are joined by a long straight hinge. The exterior is sculpted by a large number of rough, concentric rings with loose flakes and varies in color from a pale brownish olive to a purplish black. The nacre on the...

Spondylus Gaederopus
2013-04-14 21:00:13

Spondylus gaederopus, the common name being European thorny oyster, is an edible marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Spondylidae. This species is found in the Black Sea, in the Mediterranean and in the adjacent Atlantic. This oyster has a reddish-purple shell reaching a length of 2.4 to 2.9 inches, covered with long, flat, and irregularly arranged spines. The two parts of the shells are hinged together with a ball and socket type hinge, rather than a toothed hinge as is more...

Black Sea Cucumber, Holothuria forskali
2013-01-28 14:44:54

Image Caption: Black Sea Cucumber, Holothuria forskali. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The black sea cucumber (Holothuria forskali), also known as the cotton-spinner, is a species that can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Its range includes the waters around the Azores and the Canary Islands. It prefers to reside in shallow waters at depths of up to 164 feet and can be found on rocky, vertical surfaces. In 1969, Rowe classified it within...

Tubular Sea Cucumber, Holothuria tubulosa
2013-01-28 12:53:49

Image Caption: Holothuria tubulosa. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0) The tubular sea cucumber (Holothuria tubulosa), commonly known as the cotton-spinner, is the type species of its genus, Holothuria. It can be found in eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean, with a range that extends as far as the Bay of Biscay to the north, in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within temperate areas and is found at depths of up to 330 feet below sea level, along the sandy floor or in...

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