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2011-07-20 08:40:00

PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-format food and fuel retailer, Giant Eagle and the international nonprofit organization, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), today announced a partnership to develop a comprehensive sustainable seafood procurement strategy. SFP will work with Giant Eagle to develop a seafood procurement strategy geared toward offering the most sustainable sources of wild-caught and farmed seafood to consumers. SFP will evaluate Giant Eagle's supply...

2011-06-08 07:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Oceans Day, West Marine (Nasdaq: WMAR), the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, today announced the recipients of their annual Marine Conservation Grants program. Grants for a total amount of $30,000 are being awarded to non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. who are working to "improve and protect marine habitat," which is part of West Marine's mission. This year's grant recipients are...

2011-04-28 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the first round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to support sustainable fisheries in the U.S. The 18 new projects will engage fishermen around the country in the design and implementation of effective catch-share fisheries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100701/NFWFLOGO) With the goal of rebuilding depleted stocks...

2011-04-19 13:38:52

HÃ¥kan Eggert's studies from Iceland and the Gullmar fjord on the Swedish west coast, reveal that when commercial fishermen are given fishing rights they voluntarily choose more sustainable fishing methods and earn far more. His research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, demonstrates that over-capacity in the fishing fleet can be reduced. Transferrable fishing rights were introduced in Sweden as late as 2009, and then only for species such as herring and mackerel. A...

2011-03-21 15:05:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, Inc., the world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, in partnership with CleanFish, a sustainable seafood procurement expert, announced today one of the largest initiatives of its kind designed to significantly increase the quantity and availability of sustainable fresh fish options in the United States. CleanFish was selected as the lead partner in this initiative because of its expertise in building sustainable fresh...

2011-03-17 16:35:00

Well-known seafood company launches new brand, logo and website ST. JOHN'S, NL, March 17 /PRNewswire/ - Ocean Choice International (OCI) today launched a fresh new corporate brand focusing on the Company's three pillars: customer service, product quality and sustainability. The new brand, logo, tagline - see food differently, and website aim to raise awareness of the company, its quality products and sustainable fishing practices. "Our new brand aligns with our business strategy...

2011-02-25 12:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, Inc., the world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, announced today a comprehensive, industry leading Sustainable Seafood Initiative, including a commitment to have 100 percent of its contracted fresh and frozen seafood certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) by 2015. Sodexo's Sustainable Seafood Initiative is part of Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan, the company's...

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2011-02-19 06:05:00

Over-fishing by humans has led to fewer big, predatory fish in the world's oceans, leaving smaller fish to thrive and double their numbers over the past century, scientists reported on Friday. Tuna, cod, and groupers, among others, have declined around the world by as much as 66 percent while the number of anchovies and sardines has surged in the absence of those bigger fish, said researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC). People around the world continue to fish harder, but...

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2011-01-22 09:02:30

Catalan researchers have studied the marine trophic network in Mauritania, on the north west coast of Africa, which is an extremely heavily exploited fishing area, as well as being home to two of the world's most threatened species of marine mammal "“ the monk seal and the Atlantic hump-backed dolphin. The results of the study show that industrial and traditional fishing activities along the coast are putting these mammals and local marine ecosystems at great danger. The researchers...

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2011-01-06 08:29:05

Community-based management key to sustaining aquatic resources The bulk of the world's fisheries--including the kind of small-scale, often non-industrialized fisheries that millions of people depend on for food--could be sustained using community-based co-management. This is the conclusion of a study reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature. "The majority of the world's fisheries are not--and never will be--managed by strong centralized governments with top-down rules and the means...


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