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Last week, the NOAA Fisheries’ Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Management Division released a new app for Android phones that allows recreational anglers to share information about catching and releasing shortfin mako sharks. At the time of capture, fisherman fill in the required fields and the app does the rest, using the device’s built-in GPS, when […]

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Would you eat an invasive species? That is exactly what some environmental groups and scientists are suggesting the US population do to combat the invasion of aquatic species such as lionfish in Florida and Asian carp in the Mississippi. Invasive lionfish are devastating natural ecosystems in Florida and the Caribbean by eating and outcompeting native […]

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A recent oil spill in China’s Bohai Sea has raised concerns about the lasting impacts the incident may have to China’s local fishing industry and the surrounding marine environment. The spill began in early June after a reported failure of the central control system on a main oil platform in the Penglai 19-3 oil field. In […]

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Do you know what goes together better than sunshine and fresh fish on the BBQ? Live music and learning about sustainable seafood! This time next week, August 12-14th, 2011, FishWise will be heading up to Golden Gate Park to participate in the Outside Lands Music Festival as one of the Eco Lands non-profit partners! Eco […]

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A Special Feature Written by FishWise Intern and Food Enthusiast, Anna Brown Sardines are picking up the pace in popularity among gourmet restaurants and foodies alike. Known for their nutritional benefits and sustainability in the fishing industry, these little guys can also pack a punch in flavor. Most people are familiar with them in the […]

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A Special Feature Written by FishWise Intern and Food Enthusiast, Anna Brown At the end of last week, I felt the urge to celebrate. Celebrate what? Who knows, but sometimes one must celebrate the good stuff in life: the weekend, summer weather, the end of midterm exams, whatever your excuse may be. Of course for […]

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The Pacific Fisheries Management Council is set to convene September 12-19, 2011 in San Mateo, California to discuss amendments to management plans for west coast groundfish fisheries. The council will also discuss management issues for highly migratory species, salmon, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.  Of interest on the agenda is a public hearing to be […]

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PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Safeway Inc., one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers, today announced it will join forces with FishWise — a non-profit organization focused on improving the sustainability and financial performance of seafood retailers, distributors, and producers — to develop and implement a more comprehensive sustainable seafood policy. The partnership will strengthen Safeway’s earlier commitments […]

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