A Tokyo sushi restaurant displays blocks of fat meat tuna cut out from a 269kg bluefin tuna.
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May 29, 2012 The amount of radiation found in Pacific bluefin tuna spawned near Fukushima does not threaten our health, despite today's suggestive headlines. What a new study shows is that scientists can rely on tiny amounts of radiation to track animals across great distances.
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A fishmonger prepares her wares at the Sydney Fish Market.
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May 13, 2012 On a recent trip, Weekend Food Commentator Bonny Wolf was taken by surprise by Australia's stunningly diverse cuisine, especially the dizzying array of exotic seafood like yabbies and marron at the Sydney Fish Market.
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Spicy tuna roll, or spicy tuna goo?
April 16, 2012 "Tuna scrape," or ground up raw fish, has sickened more than 100 people with salmonella. Grinding up raw fish may increase the risk of outbreaks, food safety experts say.
An oyster shucker on Samish Island, Wash. on Puget Sound. The state is frequently forced to close beaches to oyster gatherers because of the risks of harmful algae blooms.
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March 28, 2012 Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working to prevent outbreaks by tracking when and where red tide in Puget Sound will happen next.
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Fish on display at a Whole Foods in Hillsboro, Ore. The retailer is one of the few with its own environmental standard for farmed fish.
December 8, 2011 A study released this week found that many eco-labels for farmed seafood don't guarantee the fish was raised in a way that protects the marine environment.
Once filleted, it's easy to confuse one white-fleshed fish for another.
October 25, 2011 The Boston Globe collected fish samples from across the state and learned from scientists that 48 percent were mislabeled. In many cases, cheaper species were substituted for higher-end species in restaurants, seafood markets and grocery stores.
Late night oysters may be discounted, but they're usually no less fresh than oysters served at any other hour.
October 20, 2011 Americans have sought out midnight oysters for centuries, for their convenience, their lightness, and their mischievous reputation. Whatever the appeal, the salty late night snack flaunting flavor over bulk endures.
Fish trucks like this one, touting the health benefits of seafood, are ubiquitous in New York.
May 16, 2011 More than 80 percent of seafood eaten in the country is imported. And about half of the foreign seafood is farmed. Those facts raise the question: Is the seafood, especially the farmed stuff, safe to eat?
October 27, 2010 That's right. Crabs are caught, packed in plastic boxes, and kept alive in refrigerated vending machines, awaiting the pleasure of passing commuters.
June 14, 2010 President Obama: Gulf Seafood Is Safe
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