July 15, 2016
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Seafood Watch® Updates - July 2016
Seafood Watch
Seafood Watch® released new and updated seafood recommendations on July 11th for the following species:
  • Mahi-Mahi
  • Marlin (Black, Blue, Striped) 
  • Opah
  • Pomfret (Brilliant, Sickle)
  • Shark (Blue, Porbeagle, Silky, Shortfin Mako)
  • Spearfish, Shortbill
  • Swordfish
  • Wahoo
For the full summary of these recommendations as well as the corresponding Ocean Wise recommendations, visit our Sustainable Seafood Updates page.
Seafood Spotlight: Acadian Redfish
Acadian Redfish
Acadian redfish came to be a staple protein for the U.S. military in the 1940's and 1950's, but stocks reached record lows in the 1980's. Strict management measures resulted in U.S. stocks declared recovered in June 2012. The fish has struggled with popularity with consumers such that in 2010, only 23% of this quota was landed, and this number only slightly rose to 30% in 2013.

Today, there is a lot of attention on promoting this sustainable, affordable, and versatile fish including EDF's Eat These Fish campaign and GMRI's Out of the Blue campaign. Additionally, as of this month, there is now MSC-certified Acadian redfish available (fishery also includes haddock and Atlantic pollock). We have a new seafood guide for Acadian redfish that includes summaries on sourcing, culinary characteristics, conservation criteria, sustainability, and more: FishChoice's Acadian redfish sustainable seafood guide
Wild Fish Direct - Tampa, Florida
Wild Fish Direct
Wild Fish Direct is an artisanal seafood purveyor founded in 2014 in Brooklyn, New York. Specializing in building strong relationships nationwide with fisherman and primary fish houses, Wild Fish Direct is able to cut out the middleman and provide seafood fresher and faster than traditional supply chains. Working to expand the average consumer's seafood palate, Wild Fish Direct works diligently to better our oceans and the seafood industry by promoting under-appreciated species through education and tackling widespread species misconceptions. Read more...
Sustainable Seafood News of the Week
Seafood Shoppers Place Sustainability Over Price, Brand
(Food Navigator, 07/13/16)

'Salmon Cannon' Helps Move Fish Over Dams
(Tri City Herald, 07/12/16)

Restoring Fisheries, Scoring a Net Gain
(Wall Street Journal, 07/10/16)

GSSI Recognizes the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Program
(GSSI, 07/12/16)

VIDEO: Port State Measures Agreement to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing
(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 07/11/16)

Got Questions About Sustainable Seafood? He Has Answers.
(Boston Globe, 07/12/16)

Target Narrowly Misses Sustainable Seafood Goal in 2015
(Undercurrent, 07/13/16)

NFWF Announces $1.19 Million in Grants to Support Sustainable Fisheries in the U.S.
(National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 07/12/16)

Trial Commercial Diver-Caught Scallop Fishery Set to Go in Nova Scotia
(Ecology Action Centre, 07/14/16)

Closing Parts of the Ocean to Fishing Not Enough to Protect Maine Ecosystems
(, 07/13/16)

Recipient's Announced for the MSC's Global Fisheries Fund
(Marine Stewardship Council, 07/11/16)

Project Aims to Give Smallholder Fish Farmers Supermarket Shelf Space
(WorldFish, 07/12/16)

We Are About to Hit the Point of No Return for Sustainable Fishing
(Munchies, 07/08/16)
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