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12 Fish You Should Probably Never Eat

A few years ago, I was at a sustainable seafood conference held in New York. The place was buzzing with equal parts excitement (surrounding innovations in aquaculture and sustainable fish stocks) and …

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Oysters Threatened by Ocean Acidification

In my last blog, I celebrated emerging efforts to restore native Olympia oysters in San Francisco Bay for their value in mitigating coastal erosion, improving water quality, and other benefits. But…

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Fish Come to New York’s Urban Farms

Move over, urban chickens. Now there's something even greener. Devotees to sustainable, eco-conscious living can now raise their own organic fish to eat -- even in the heart of New York. US News…

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Urban Aquaculture in Chicago

A group of young pioneers has taken up residence in an old meat-packing plant in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood. They're part of a small band of urban "aquaponics" farmers, growing fish and …

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Seafood Production and China’s Global Contribution

Much ink has been spilled in opposition to the practice of raising and consuming meat (cows, pigs, etc), for what it does to the environment as well as our humanity. Raising meat uses so many resource…

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Plenty Of (Farmed) Fish In The Sea

News from the sea abound on this National Oceans Month! First off, you may be pleased to know that the U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to prohibit the U.S. Food and Drug Administr…

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Shrimp: A Devastating Delicacy

Shrimp is America's favorite seafood--it's topped the list for the last three years. But while we love to eat it, most people don't know much about this popular dish, other than the many ways there ar…

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12 Problems with Ocean Fish Farming

Also called open ocean aquaculture or offshore aquaculture, ocean fish farming it is the practice of growing finfish in huge, often over-crowded cages out in open ocean waters. Before any regional or …

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