Lori Steele is the Executive Director of the West Coast Seafood Processors Association, the first seafood industry group in the United States to endorse and implement the United States Fisheries Industry Principles for Responsible Fisheries. ODP: Your organization represents seafood processors. What do processors do? LS: Seafood processors are companies that convert whole fish or […]Continue Reading 1340 words
Tuna is a popular fish, from lunchtime sandwiches, to trendy poké bowls Americans are eating a lot more seafood and the mighty tuna may be at risk. A new study, published in Fisheries Research has found that the amount of tuna being fished in the world’s oceans has increased by a staggering 1000% over the past 6 decades–a rate that scientists are calling unsustainable.Continue Reading 410 words
The California based company, Impossible Foods, is on a mission to create tasty alternatives for all animal-based food by 2035 and so are several others — all in the name of feeding the growing population across that globe that relies on fish as its main source of protein. Following the success of the meatless burger,Continue Reading 555 words
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Andy has led Oceana since 2003, and since that time it has grown to be the largest international conservation organization fully dedicated to protecting the oceans. ODP: Nearly one billion people around the world woke up hungry today. And the number of people on the planet keeps growing. You believe that the ocean can play […]Continue Reading 808 words
A new study by the non-profit Oceana found that more than one in five fish they tested from supermarkets and restaurants is mislabeled. It is a typical bait and switch, according to Beth Lowell of Oceana, who said “The consumer thinks that they’re getting a high-priced fish and instead they’re getting the cheaper alternative … they’re being ripped off.”Continue Reading 450 words
The state of Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality starting in December first published an interactive map that shows where it is unsafe to swim and where fishers should not eat their catches, according to an Associated Press story in nola.com. The map provides information on 58 lakes, bayous and waterways and even covers almost 1,200 miles of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico that are under state jurisdiction. And the map is a very much needed tool because it turns out there are some serious contamination issues in Louisiana.Continue Reading 450 words