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Seafood Watch is one of the most trusted seafood certification programs worldwide. Operated by the Monterey Bay Aquarium since 1999, the program ranks seafood according to three standards—Best Choices, Good Alternatives and Avoid—allowing consumers and businesses to make smart...
It’s no secret that Tilapia has a bit of bad reputation. Media outlets love to tout all sorts of myths about this white fish, including that farming Tilapia is as bad for the environment as drinking your daily coffee...
When it comes to what we feed our families, we’re always on the lookout for the best, most healthful options. This can sometimes feel like a daunting task, and require us to read through extensive ingredient lists to determine...
It’s time to set the record straight. Aquaculture has gotten a bit of a bad reputation in some circles, where it has been pegged as an unsustainable method for raising fish. But the truth is, responsible aquaculture is key to...
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) introduced its Sustainable Development Goals, a list of 17 objectives intended to be met by world leaders by 2030. Each goal, aimed at protecting the planet and promoting prosperity for all, focuses on...
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit founded in 1997. The organization was born with a mission to seek out and reward those companies who are doing their part to protect the world’s oceans. The non-profit does...
The fishery industry is rife with scandal. Rampant overfishing has had a profound effect on numerous aquatic species, including dolphins and sharks, while pollution has affected not just the health of the oceans themselves but the fish that come...
The aquaculture industry was introduced into Honduras in 1936. It wasn’t until 1954, however, that the local government—working in tandem with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)—established an official aquaculture program with the goal of providing a...
Consumers have a lot of power in the U.S. By pushing for safer and healthier foods, the public has the very real ability to change the way the food industry works. And there’s perhaps no industry more in need...
In the food production industry, not all methods are created equal. Many farms, whether they are for fish, cattle or crops, do not operate in a sustainable manner or employ practices that are responsible in nature. As a consumer,...