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SENA16 through the Lens of Corporate, Social & Personal Responsibility

The Seafood Expo North America (SENA) is North America’s largest seafood show, bringing exhibitors from more than 40 countries to Boston for three days of meeting, greeting and, most importantly, selling to North American buyers of seafood and seafood-related products. … Continue reading

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Local Food – Risks and Benefits

I eat local more often than not, especially since I moved to Maine. Maine is on the front lines of the local food movement, earning the number two slot on the 2014 Locavore Index behind Vermont. Being a so-called locavore is not without … Continue reading

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Isn’t it Time We Support Truly Sustainable Fisheries?

Developed nations view ‘beachfront property’ as an exclusive, premium property. In our case, [it is] inundation, overfishing, hardship, and challenging as we continue to live on it as ‘home’. – Marshall Islands Fisheries Director Glen Joseph I report quite frequently on … Continue reading

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Chile Seeks Balance between Growth and the Protection of Natural Resources

Growth ambitions for production and export of Chilean food products, including seafood, are based on the principle of sustainable development. Both public and private sectors in Chile are convinced that it is of vital importance to achieve a balance between … Continue reading

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Alternative Livelihoods for Fishers in Ghana

“The Ministry is considering getting [fishers] to adopt alternative livelihoods.” -Nayon Bilijo, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development for the Government of Ghana Not unlike other fisheries in some developing nations, Ghana’s fisheries are struggling in the face of dwindling … Continue reading

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Mixed Response to NEFMC Proposal to Open Closed Areas to Fishing

“There are no recovered stocks. There are only stocks that are showing signs of recovery. Why would you open these closed areas?” Tower said. “It just doesn’t make any sense.” -Tim Tower, commercial fisherman and charter boat operator from Ogunquit, Maine … Continue reading

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No “Green Economy” without a “Blue Economy”

“The importance of capture fisheries and aquaculture cannot be neglected. They provide over 3 billion people with about 15 percent of their average per capita intake of animal protein. And these two activities contribute over 200 million jobs globally,” said … Continue reading

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Convergent Cross Mapping & Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management

“Mirages are associations among variables that spontaneously come and go or even switch sign, positive or negative. Ecosystems are particularly perverse on this issue. The problem is that this kind of system is prone to producing mirages and conceptual sand … Continue reading

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