Category Archives: Marine Stewardship Council

EcoWatch’s List of Seafood to Avoid Falls Short

EcoWatch, the Ohio-based environmental website, posted its list of “16 Popular Seafood Choices You Should Avoid Eating” today. Unfortunately, these types of posts are generally little more than regurgitated information that gloss over the details in an effort to generate online … Continue reading

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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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The Mercury-Laden Fish Floated for School Lunches

For quite some time, I’ve been working on a story regarding a small species of shark called dogfish. What started as a piece profiling some fish species the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) was featuring as abundant, underutilized and under-appreciated … 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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Trader Joe’s Unexpected Jump on Greenpeace’s Sustainable Seafood Scorecard

Today Greenpeace released its 2013 Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report, and Trader Joe’s earned unexpected accolades instead of insults from the non-governmental environmental organization. CATO is Greenpeace’s sustainable seafood ranking initiative, which it launched in 2008. Since its launch, only two … Continue reading

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A Love-Hate Relationsgip with Edible QR Code Ecolabeling

“We are growing faster than our projections. We have been record busy.” -Chef Ruiz of San Diego-based Harney Sushi The sushi is the best in San Diego and that’s probably not just because of the edible QR code tags. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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