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Tataki, the first sustainable sushi restaurant in North America and a FishWise Restaurant Partner, opened its doors for the soft-opening of it’s third location in Glen Park, San Francisco last Friday, December 9th.  The event was attended by several FishWise staff as well as a “mixed crowd of food writers, friends of owners and coastal […]

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FishWise was contracted by Santa Monica Seafood in October, 2010 as a third-party manager of the Responsible Sourcing Vendor Partner (RSVP) marine conservation fund in order to help maintain program integrity. FishWise is responsible for the critical and objective assessment of RSVP funding candidates, which includes: a review of objectives, timelines, multi-stakeholder involvement, and social, […]

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The 2011 Bristol Bay red king crab season is set to open at 12:00 noon next Saturday October 15th. The Alaska Department of Fish And Game announced the status of the Bristol Bay red king crab stock early this week and as many expected the number is down for the 2011 season. What was not […]

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Do you like shark fin soup? The best answer I could come up with was, “I did like the soup, but I don’t remember particularly liking the fins.” As a Chinese descendant who grew up with my mother’s homemade shark fin soup, I have convinced my family to stop buying shark fins since 1998. Understanding […]

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The National Fisheries Institute released their annual report of the top 10 most popular seafood items consumed in the U.S. in 2010 on Monday and the results were surprising. Remaining unchanged from 2009, we have shrimp taking top spot, followed by canned tuna and salmon. In what is being called one of the “most conspicuous […]

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Good news for sharks this week! Honduran president Porfirio Lobo Sosa signed a bill into law on Friday to create a permanent ban on commercial fishing for sharks in Honduran waters. The law will effectively establish a shark sanctuary within all 92,665 square miles of Honduras’s exclusive economic zone, encompassing both its Pacific and Caribbean […]

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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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