Pacific Bluefin Tuna One Year After Populations Drop 96% From Unfished Levels

Pacific bluefin tuna at Kasai Rinkai Park, Tokyo, Japan. photo: Wikimedia Commons

Why bluefin tuna have no ‘fair’ price The bluefin tuna auctioned off this weekend in Japan was comparatively ‘cheap’, but the price can’t be used as a yardstick for its conservation status by Emma Bryce for theguardian Each January for […]

A Dying Breed: Peruvian Fisherman Struggle in the Face of Growing Pollution

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Pollution, overfishing threaten livelihood of Peruvian fishermen by Sara Shahriari and Noah Friedman-Rudovsky for The Seattle Globalist EL ALTO, Bolivia–Thousands of indigenous people live along the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and Peru and their family practices are becoming […]

Sustainable Farm Raised Salmon Help Deplete Jack Mackerel Populations

A school of Jack Mackerel (Trachurus declivis, 2004). photo: Wikimedia Commons

Behind the story: Why I care about a bony fish with oddly shaped fins Looting the Seas III project manager, Mort Rosenblum, talks about his experience reporting the story for ICIJ and BBC World News with a multi-country […]

Fish Stocks Shaping Family: Population Growth Impacting Phillipine Fisheries

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Turning the population tide in the Philippines By Sam Eaton for CIR This story also appeared on PBS NEWSHOUR and American Public Media’s Marketplace. The Philippines’ swelling population is causing fishing villages to embrace birth control for the […]

New Policy Goes Digital to Protect the Bluefin Tuna: Is it Enough?

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Fishing nations approve overhaul of bluefin tuna tracking system ICIJ in 2010 exposed faulty paper-based tracking method By Kate Willson and Marina Walker Guevara for iwatch news Nearly 50 countries that trade in high-priced Eastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna agreed Saturday to transform […]

Hake Mislabeling at Local Markets

A 30 cm long European hake caught off the coast of Spain. photo: Paul Harrison (Wikimedia Commons)

Consumers in Spain trust the mild-flavored white flesh of hake, the most popular fish in a country that eats more seafood than almost any other in Europe. Hake is considered safe for pregnant women, and kids crunch into […]

The Meat Eater's Guide to Environment & Health is Published by EWG Senior Analyst

Americans’ appetite for meat and dairy – billions of pounds a year from billions of animals – takes a toll on our health, the environment, climate and animal welfare. Producing all this meat and dairy requires large amounts of pesticides, chemical fertilizer, fuel, feed and water. It also generates greenhouse gases and large amounts of toxic manure and wastewater that pollute groundwater, rivers, streams and, ultimately, the ocean. In addition, eating large quantities of beef and processed meats increases your exposure to toxins and is linked to higher rates of health problems, including heart disease, cancer and obesity.

FDA Fails to Manage Fish Imports Tainted with Banned Chemicals

Imported Fish with Banned Chemicals Reaching U.S. Consumers Tests show some mislabeled seafood tainted with carcinogens By Laurie Udesky for iWatch News Tons of imported fish laced with chemicals banned from the U.S. food supply, including carcinogens, are routinely showing […]