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Sustainable Seafood Business Competition Advances to Phase 3

As many of you know, The Good Catch Blog usually takes a summer hiatus. Between feature length work for other media outlets, manuscript work and the chores that are part of summer even on a small farm in Maine, blogging … Continue reading

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Fish 2.0 Promoting Essential Innovation in Seafood Industry

The Fish 2.0 competition for sustainable seafood businesses is a global business competition that has attracted 170 entrants this year. The global competition connects sustainable fishing and aquaculture businesses with potential investors. The competition finals will occur in November at Stanford University, where 36 … Continue reading

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Crying Wolf: Mercury in Aquarium Fish Foods, Social Media and the Controversy that Shouldn’t Have Been

On Friday evening, April 17th, 2015, Thomas Brown of Thomas Vision Reef, a self-described “aquarium web series” on YouTube, lit up a small corner of the social media landscape with what Brown termed “big news.” Brown told his more than … Continue reading

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Saving Seafood – Turning the Dialog Around

This morning before the Seafood Expo North America (SENA15) opened, I blogged a commitment to seek out the positive stories regarding the seafood industry and the progress made along the path of sustainability. In my line of work, it’s easy to get … Continue reading

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Crossing the Bridge – Seafood Expo North America 2015

Today the Boston Convention Center once again welcomes the Seafood Expo North America (#SENA15)–the Northeast’s largest convention center playing host to the largest seafood industry trade show in North America. Boston, as the oldest continuously operated fishing port in the Western Hemisphere, is … Continue reading

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Karen Talbot to Donate Large Striped Bass Painting to Fishermen’s Forum

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I’m in the middle of this year’s Maine Fishermen’s Forum, where I’m covering a variety of issues regarding local fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. What you may … Continue reading

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Three Bills Pass & Two Deferred in Hawaii Aquarium Fishery

BREAKING NEWS: Today the five Hawaii Aquarium Fishery-Related House bills were voted on in the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs. The results are as follows: HB 483 – PASSED HB511 – PASSED with AMENDMENTS HB 606 … Continue reading

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The Data behind Defining “Cruel Treatment” & “Substantial Injury” in Aquarium Fisheries

Five aquarium fishery-related bills will be heard Wednesday by the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs, including HB 883. While the two so-called “ban bills” on Wednesday’s agenda (HB 606 and HB 873) are fairly easy to understand–they would both … Continue reading

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The Data behind Hawaii’s Anti-aquarium Fishery Legislation

In case you missed it over the weekend, my article regarding the data behind Hawaii’s aquarium fishery published online at Reef to Rainforest, and an amended version will appear in print in the next CORAL Magazine. For those readers unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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The Seventh (and Final) 2015 Aquarium Fishery-Related Bill in Hawaii

With the cutoff day for the introduction of new bills come and gone in the Hawaii State Legislature, this will be my last post for 2015 on a new anti-aquarium fishery bill. Senate Bill 1340 (SB 1340) was introduced into … Continue reading

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