Monthly Archives: August 2015

No ESA Listing for Orange Clownfish

The National Marine Fisheries Service announced today that they will not list the orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) at this time. The orange clownfish, better known to the general public as Nemo … Continue reading

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Abundant, Underutilized and (Often) Data-deficient – A Problematic Trend in Popular Seafood Advice (excerpt)

The following excerpt is from a piece I published today at The Fish Site. While fairly good, data-based advice does exist for the most popular seafood choices, the same often cannot be said about less familiar species increasingly promoted as … Continue reading

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Eating What’s Served Instead of What’s Desired: Mostly Good Advice

When it comes to consuming seafood, the push toward eating what it is locally abundant seems a no-brainer. In terms of sustainability, local seafood has a smaller carbon footprint than imported seafood, and abundant and underutilized species (aka “trash fish”) … Continue reading

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