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MSC Reviews Gulf Menhaden Fishery For Label

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The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a private labeling enterprise that reviews fisheries worldwide for certification to their standards. Companies seeking certification for their fisheries pay a fee to the MSC for review and certification. Fisheries are rarely entirely denied the label, though some fisheries have been given conditional certification if they make certain changes […]

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Feds Consider Endangered Species Act Protection for Pacific Bluefin Tuna

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In June, the Recirculating Farms Coalition, along with various other organizations petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect Pacific Bluefin Tuna under the Endangered Species Act, because the total population has plummeted to about 3% of its initial size. The effort, let by the Center for Biological Diversity, has resulted in the federal agency […]

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Canada Embraces Recirculating Farming

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Recirculating aquaculture is getting the spotlight early in 2014 with Canada announcing a new Vancouver Island facility that is raising salmon commercially in a completely land-based system. The new endeavor has created much discussion about how recirculating farms are changing the landscape for farming across the continent and that open water aquaculture should be a […]

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Holidays, Recipes and Recirculating Farms

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Holidays often evoke images of gathering with family and friends, and cooking and eating fun, delicious food. Two weeks back, we discussed the incredible variety of food and plants that come from recirculating farms.  So why not include them in your holiday plans? These farms produce some of our favorite vegetables – like peppers and […]

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To Eat or Not To Eat A Farmed Fish – Is That The Question?

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“Is this fish farmed or wild?” That is a question often posed to markets and restaurants by savvy consumers hoping to make a more informed choice about which fish to eat. But is this question still very helpful now that there are various types of fish farming? Many folks in the U.S. have a negative […]