July 11, 2012 About 95 percent of life on Earth disappeared 252 million years ago. The causes seem to be surprisingly close to what is happening now due to climate change.
Fish on display at a Whole Foods Market in Hillsboro, Ore., in 2010.
April 25, 2012 Even as some retailers are turning to certification schemes and rating systems to offer consumers trustworthy choices, the art of sustainable seafood buying now requires a sophisticated understanding of geography and science on the part of the consumer.
Did the pope really make a secret pact to sell more fish? No, but the real story of eating fish on Fridays is much more fantastical.
April 6, 2012 A long-standing myth holds that Catholics eat fish on Fridays because of a secret pact a medieval pope made to sell more fish. That's just a fish tale. The real story behind fish Fridays is much better.
Odds are the local sushi joint's fish is less than sustainable.
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March 5, 2012 Can sushi be sustainable? Yes, says one Oregon restaurant. It's selling that message in a popular new video. But most sushi purveyors aren't on the sustainability bandwagon.
A Chilean purse seiner catches jack mackerel.
January 30, 2012 At current rates of overfishing, jack mackerel stocks in the southern Pacific could collapse soon, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reports.
January 20, 2012 Buying sustainable seafood used to require a trip to a fancy fishmonger. But no more. Big-box stores like Target, Walmart, and Costco are switching to sustainably harvested fish in a big way.
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.
A snakehead is filleted for a dinner this week hosted by the Oyster Recovery Partnership.
October 27, 2011 The snakehead fish is invasive, destructive, and, some say, delicious. Maryland chefs, fishermen, and conservationists hope that by putting it on menus, they can eliminate it from regional waterways.
Fish feed contains fishmeal and fish oil
October 14, 2011 A new report from Food and Water Watch turns up the heat on how we feed farmed fish and the environmental toll it takes. It takes three pounds of wild fish to feed one pound of farmed salmon, so scientists are looking for alternatives.
Surrounded by Akule
July 21, 2011 An expert underwater photographer shares some of his photos and discusses a new book.
September 10, 2010 For this week's Mindless Arcade Friday, we play Fish Tales. You're a fish, eating other fish, and some fish try to eat you. That's pretty much it.
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