Category Archives: Ecolabels

What about the ‘S’ Word? – Seafood Sustainability Today

If you’ve been following my coverage of this year’s Seafood Expo North America (SENA15), you know I found it noteworthy how many times I heard speakers presenting in the “Seafood Sustainability” conference track speaking about the word “sustainable” in a less than … Continue reading

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Sustainability Is Not a Club

Those in the seafood industry furthest along the path to sustainability must never become the elite. Sustainability is not a club one joins. It is not an award one wins or a crown one wears. Sustainability must be nothing more and nothing … Continue reading

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Why Giving away Dogfish at the Food Pantry May be a Bad Idea

If you visited the Falmouth Service Center’s food pantry last week, you may have been offered a fillet of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias). Brenda Swain, the service center’s director, says they have “been working really hard on nutrition,” and she’s thrilled … Continue reading

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Part II of the Sustainably Minded Aquarist Published

Part II in my ten-part series titled “The Sustainably Minded Marine Aquarist” is out at Advanced Aquarist Online Magazine. In it, I discuss why sustainably minded aquarists will go out of their way to source animals from the smaller developing island … Continue reading

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The Sustainably Minded Aquarist Part I – Wild Animals (Excerpt)

While covering the marine aquarium trade at the intersection of science and sustainability, I’m frequently asked what the sustainably minded aquarist should do. Over the next ten weeks, I’m going to try to answer that question as best I’m able … 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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