April 1, 2013 In a 16-year study, adults age 65 and older who ate fish regularly were observed to live longer and were less likely to die of cardiovascular disease. It's the latest finding to bolster doctors' recommendations that people should eat one to two servings of fatty fish per week.
March 22, 2013 Seafood consumption typically increases during Lent in the U.S. The jump is traditionally attributed to Catholics observing the church's Lenten ban on eating meat on Fridays. But data suggest younger Americans aren't keeping up the fish tradition.
March 6, 2013 Sit down to eat in Iceland, and you might be served boiled sheep's head, complete with the eye. In some cultures eyeballs are considered a culinary treat, but for most of us they're still in the category of "eww."
February 21, 2013 Fish fraud is often just a form of swindling when a cheap fish, like tilapia, is sold as pricy red snapper. But a conservation group says it also puts consumers at risk of health issues and makes it harder to avoid buying fish that are being overfished.
February 13, 2013 NPR "did not present a complete or balanced view" of its program, the MSC writes in a statement.
February 12, 2013 Consumers are increasingly being marketed seafood with labels that are supposed to certify that it's good for the environment. We asked about consumers' seafood eating habits and whether they prefer to buy "sustainably caught" fish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.