Monthly Archives: March 2014

Will the Banggai Cardinalfish be Listed under the Endangered Species Act?

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is moving forward with the process that could lead to the listing of the Banggai cardinalfish under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), an action that could ultimately lead to the end of the trade … Continue reading

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The End of the Fishing Industry – Execution by Electrocution?

There aren’t many states where you can be executed by electrocution any more, but if you’re on Death Row in the Deep South–say in Alabama, Florida or South Carolina–you can still choose execution by electrocution if you’re so inclined. If you’re a … Continue reading

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FDA to Adjust Seafood Consumption Advisory

It’s one of those things that happens to writers like me who more often work on a magazine news cycle as opposed to a newspaper’s or online news outlet’s–you write something in an article about a big thing you know is … Continue reading

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Michigan Aquarium Store Operator Sentenced for Lacey Act Violation

Richard Perrin, owner-operator of Tropicorium, was sentenced to three years probation, a criminal fine of $15,000, and forfeiture of the vehicle used in the commission of Lacey Act violations of which he was accused and plead guilty. Perrin was engaged in the purchase and retail … Continue reading

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iPura’s Review of The Good Catch Blog

“Writer Ret Talbot presents an unflinching portrait of the seafood industry in his blog, The Good Catch…” –iPura As many of you know, I recently had the opportunity to cover Seafood Expo North America 2014 (#SENA14) in Boston, and I … Continue reading

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Elver Fishery Individual Fishing Quotas Debate Continues

Yesterday I blogged about the delay to Maine’s 2014 elver season, and in that blog entry, I touched on the individual fishing quotas created by new legislation. These individual fishing quotas are central to an ongoing battle between the State … Continue reading

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2014 Maine Elver Season Delayed by Emergency Rulemaking

The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) today officially delayed the start of the 2014 elver harvesting season by emergency rule-making. Elvers, which are an early life stage of the American eel, are big money in Maine, with prices skyrocketing … Continue reading

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Seafood Expo North America 2014 Wrap-Up

The Boston Convention Center, with its more than 500,000 square feet of cavernous exhibit space, was recently home to the 2014 Seafood Expo North America (#SENA14). It was the Northeast’s largest convention center playing host to the largest seafood industry … Continue reading

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Is sustainable seafood still sustainable if you throw it away?

“[We] need to internally point fingers at ourselves…” -Michael Tlusty, Director of Research New England Aquarium A comprehensive analysis of what it means to purchase sustainable seafood may well lead to some surprising and perhaps uncomfortable conclusions. Data I saw … Continue reading

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Is Ecolabeled Seafood Healthy Seafood?

I’ve been writing some about mercury in seafood recently, which, a few of my readers have suggested, seems a little out of my wheelhouse. After all, the founding idea behind The Good Catch Blog is to focus on how species, … Continue reading

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