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Center for Coastal Conservation Changes Name

The Center for Coastal Conservation has changed its name to the <b>Center for Sportfishing Policy</b> to better reflect the advocacy group's …

Washington state suing Monsanto over PCB pollution

Washington says it’s the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pollution from PCBs.<p>Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob …

Washington State

Regulators changing fishing rules to protect endangered tuna

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is changing some of the rules about how fishermen harvest tuna in an attempt to protect one of the …

The Crowdfunded Conservationist Who Wants to Save the World

Ten miles from the Dutch coast, near the top of a concrete high-rise in downtown Delft, is a palatial glass-walled office better suited to Silicon Valley than a 13th-century city. The building is home to the Ocean Cleanup, a foundation created in 2013 that is hoping to deploy a giant 62-mile-wide …

Can the seafood industry get Americans to eat local fish?

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>Now the latest story in our series about food in America, a collaboration between the “NewsHour” and NPR.<p>Tonight, our focus is on …

Cape Cod

Why NOAA seeks to open federal waters off Hawaii to fish farming

The federal waters surrounding Hawaii may soon be opened to offshore fish farming. But recent experience in the Gulf of Mexico shows that these plans …

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University of California

<b>Next time you go out for sushi in Los Angeles, don’t bother ordering halibut. Chances are it’s not halibut at all.</b><p>A new study from researchers at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University checked the DNA of fish ordered at 26 Los Angeles sushi restaurants from 2012 through 2015, and found that 47 …

Aquaculture

Shell Fish Farming: Is it Sustainable?

By Hannah Norman<p>An otter backstrokes past the damp walkway as sea lions bark, resting on adjacent planks. Sunlight filters into the shaded labyrinth …

The eco guide to good plastic

Ellen MacArthur and the New Plastic Economy initiative are determined to make a real difference in tackling the terrible problem of our plastic-polluted oceans<p>Last summer Adidas released a good-looking trainer with uppers made using plastic recovered from the ocean. Everyone was very excited, but …

Sustainable seafood: Why grocers should embrace unusual fish varieties

Dive Brief:<p>Supermarkets like New Seasons Market have begun to offer "trash fish," or less popular fish varieties that are often discarded by …

Restaurant-Quality Seafood, Delivered to Your Front Door

The best fish is one that you’ve caught yourself. But for the landlocked, or for those who don’t know how to cast a line (or care to), there’s now a …

B.C. researchers race to find the source of microplastics choking the world's oceans

Scientists are growing increasingly concerned about microplastics in water and in the food chain, but they face some daunting challenges in the race …

I Want To Eat Fish Responsibly. But The Seafood Guides Are So Confusing!

This month, I ventured to ask the man behind the counter at a Whole Foods Market what kind of shrimp he was selling. "I don't know," he replied. "I think they're just normal shrimp." I glanced at the sustainable seafood guide on my phone. There were 80 entries for shrimp, none of them listed …

Our Approach | Sustainable Fisheries Group

How do we reduce user conflicts in a crowded ocean?<p>Challenge<p>Conflicting ocean uses<p>Solution<p>Strategic marine planning<p>SFG couples bioeconomic and …

Warming Oceans May Lead to Smaller Fish

Warming Oceans May Lead to Smaller FishRising temperatures could limit the growth of large, active fish, potentially upsetting food webs and slashing …

Aquaculture

U.S. imposes new seafood import rules to minimize harm to marine mammals

The United States is now requiring proof that its seafood imports are harvested in a way that minimizes harm to marine mammals like whales — and that …

Commercial salmon season slashed by lingering California drought impacts

California’s commercial salmon industry is being slashed this year because of lingering environmental impacts from the drought.<p>In a decision expected …

Seafood joins fair trade revolution, a scallop at a time

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fair trade coffee, bananas and ... scallops? Yes, very soon.<p>Fair trade certification status, which is conferred by independent …

Fair Trade

How To Choose The Safest, Healthiest And Most Sustainable Seafood

Despite the scary headlines, we should be eating more seafood, experts say.<p><i>By Kristin Canning</i><p><b>Your healthy seafood guide</b><p>Picking out fish should be a simple enough task, right? Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as grabbing a fresh-looking cut or some frozen shrimp and never giving it a second thought. …

Dancer and film maker creates visually stunning campaigns to save the oceans

We’re told every day we need to recycle more and waste less.<p>Messages of conservation and sustainability often seem unrelatable, washing over us like …