Written by Jen Finn
Fish plays a starring role in the Mediterranean diet that's supposed to keep us healthy. And yet it's a disappearing commodity.
Meanwhile, there is growing concern about what is sustainable, or even identifiable.
Is there a way to meet consumer demand for quality seafood and protect threatened marine life at the same time?
Read the full story at the New York Times>>
Pink shrimp is the first fishery managed by Washington to receive certification from the global Marine Stewardship Council fisheries standard for sustainable, wild-caught seafood.
The state’s fishery was independently assessed as a scope extension of the MSC certified Oregon pink shrimp fishery, which achieved certification to the MSC standard in December 2007 and attained recertification in February 2013.Read more...
NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.
The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.Read more...