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2010-02-11 16:25:29

Increased aid from developed countries, earmarked specifically for sustainable seafood infrastructure in developing countries, could improve global food security, according to a policy paper by an international working group of 20 economists, marine scientists and seafood experts in the Feb. 12 issue of Science. Seafood is a significant source of protein for nearly 3 billion people and is the planet's most highly traded food commodity, contributing to the livelihoods of more than 560 million...

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...

2010-01-13 11:38:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alaska pollock, the largest U.S. commercial fishery and one of the top five seafoods eaten in the United States, has been deemed sustainable under the criteria developed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) by the certification body, Moody Marine, and a team of three independent experts. The evaluation of the fishery was conducted as part of the five-year recertification of Alaska pollock under the MSC sustainability program and was submitted...

2009-12-07 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) along with alliance partners AED and Darden Restaurants, which owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden, today announced the Global FISH Alliance, a program that promotes sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices. The partnership held a reception at the AED Global Theater where a panel representing this unique public-private partnership discussed the importance of a comprehensive...

2009-11-18 15:00:00

International coalition advances marine conservation as part of the solution to climate change WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large international coalition today urged the United States to support marine conservation options that will help mitigate climate change. The 'Blue Climate Coalition,' comprised of sixty-six conservation groups and interests and over 150 marine scientists and professionals, from 33 countries, issued communications today addressed to President...

2009-10-01 10:21:34

NOAA and Norwegian researchers recently completed a comparative analysis of marine ecosystems in the North Atlantic and North Pacific to see what factors support fisheries production, leading to new insights that could improve fishery management plans and the ecosystems. Known as MENU, for Marine Ecosystems of Norway and the U.S., the collaborative project involved scientists at the NOAA Fisheries Service's Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Alaska Fisheries Science Center and colleagues...

2009-09-10 11:12:30

What are the long-term evolutionary implications of prolonged fishing for the fish that humans and, perhaps more importantly, diverse ecosystems so depend on? For many of the types of fish we buy in stores or order in restaurants, the chance that an individual dies from fishing is several times higher than dying of natural causes. This may seem obvious to most (they had to get to our table somehow), but what may not be apparent is that the relentless pursuit of consumer-friendly fish product...

2009-08-31 14:02:43

Fish in U.S. waters from Cape Hatteras to the Canadian border have moved away from their traditional, long-time habitats over the past four decades because of fundamental changes in the regional ecosystem, according to a new report by NOAA researchers.The 2009 Ecosystem Status Report also points out the need to manage the waters off the northeastern coast of the United States as a whole rather than as a series of separate and unrelated components.Known as the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf...

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...

2009-07-31 14:12:51

Overfishing threatens many species but a combination of steps could turn that around, two groups long at odds with each other said. Marine ecologists and fisheries management scientists worked together for two years and published their findings Friday in the journal Science. The researchers agreed solutions to overfishing lie not only in management techniques but also in the political will to apply them, even if it initially causes economic disruption, said a release from the U.S. National...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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