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Aquaculture, or fish farming, has a long history in Mexico, beginning around the end of the nineteenth century. Mexico's large bodies of warm water, temperate climate and proximity to large markets like the U.S. made it a no-brainer for...
Seafood fraud is a hot topic these days—and for good reason. Imagine you go out for dinner with your family and order an expensive fish entree. This dish might cost more than you would normally pay at a restaurant,...
The world’s wild fish stocks are depleting at an alarming rate. The UN food and agricultural organization (FAO) has estimated that 70% of ocean fish populations are fully used, overused or in crisis, with IRIN predicting that if this...
Wild fish stocks are dwindling. The WWF estimates that 53% of the world’s fisheries are completely exploited, and the global fishing fleet is two-to-three times larger than the planet can handle. If we don't cut back on fishing soon,...
If you're a regular seafood consumer, you may have noticed the Ocean Wise label on items at grocery stores or on restaurant menus. This isn’t your average seafood label—it represents a global conservation organization with a multi-pronged approach to...
With heart-healthy diets trending in recent years, it’s no wonder that fish consumption has been on the rise in the average American diet. In fact, overall seafood consumption has increased steadily over the past several years (excluding a slight...
In 2012, the first Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification was granted to a Regal Springs Tilapia Farm in Indonesia. Since then, the ASC label has quickly become a symbol of innovators promoting environmental and social wellness in the aquaculture...
The humble fish is a key ingredient used by many industries, from cosmetics to clothing. And we're not just talking about the edible fillets either—more and more, eco-friendly businesses are finding ways to make use of an entire fish...
To Our Dedicated Readership, As you know, not all Tilapia are created equal. Whether it's due to unsustainable farming practices or how the meat is treated during distribution, the Tilapia that ends up on your plate can vary in quality...
Today, more and more of the seafood we eat is farmed rather than wild caught. This is good news for wild fish populations, which are nearly 90% depleted, but some species of fish are still safe to catch wild....

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