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Environmental Group Says Lobster is “Poor Choice” for Pregnant Women

Later this summer, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) plans to raise concerns about mercury levels in lobster within the context of a draft update to federal consumer guidelines for seafood consumption. The draft update to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and … 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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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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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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They Want Us – Canned Tuna Giants Lobby to be American Enough

The Wall Street Journal today reported on efforts of the three most popular U.S. canned tuna brands to make their products eligible for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodity purchases. Currently the USDA does not buy canned tuna from … Continue reading

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