June 10, 2016
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Taking Stock: Sustainable Seafood in Canadian Markets
Taking Stock- Sustainable Seafood in Canadian Markets
SeaChoice, a FishChoice Affiliate organization, released a new report this week- 'Taking Stock: Sustainable Seafood in Canadian Markets.' The report assesses the sustainability of Canada’s seafood imports and exports and is part of SeaChoice’s larger mission to help Canadian businesses and shoppers take an active role in supporting sustainable fisheries and aquaculture at all levels of the seafood supply chain. Report highlights include:
  • 16% of seafood produced in Canada is rated "Best Choice (green)" - which is predominantly snow crab and to a much smaller degree farmed oysters and mussels
  • 14% of seafood produced in Canada is rated "Avoid (red)" - which is predominantly farmed net pen salmon
  • 67% of Canadian fisheries are currently certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard
  • 51% of Canadian seafood is imported into the United States, nearly two-thirds of which is salmon (wild and farmed), lobster, and crab
Seafood Spotlight: Black Sea Bass
Black Sea Bass
Estimated sustainability by volume of black sea bass landings in the United States based on landings data from 2010-2014 according to current Seafood Watch® ratings is broken down accordingly:
  • ~45% of landings are rated "Best Choice (green)" - caught by handline
  • ~28% of landings are rated "Avoid (red)" - caught by trawl
  • ~27% of landings are unrated - caught by gears such as pound nets, gillnets, and includes landings with unspecified catch method
Eleven states reporting landings in 2014, but the large majority of "Best Choice" seafood comes from 4 states: North Carolina (~35%), Massachusetts (~15%), Florida (~15%), and Virginia (~10%). In the "Avoid" category, the three primary states are Virginia (~40%), New Jersey (~25%), and North Carolina (~15%). 
Lytle Seafoods - Hoquiam, Washington
Lytle Seafoods
Founded in the late 1980's by Mike and Kathy Lytle, Lytle Seafoods is an oyster farm and processor located in Hoquiam, Washington. Starting out with nothing but a small pole building, Lytle Seafoods began their business by selling oysters to large shucking houses. Today, Lytle Seafoods operates out of a 4,400 square foot facility, where in addition to oysters, they now offer a wide selection of salmon from Alaska and Washington. Read more...
Sustainable Seafood News of the Week
Dozens of countries just agreed to shut pirate fishermen out of their ports. Here's why.
(Vox, 06/08/16)

Seaweed On Your Dinner Plate: The Next Kale Could Be Kelp
(NPR, 06/05/16)

Lionfish May Finally Meet Its Match: The Seafood Aisle
(National Geographic, 06/06/16)

Migrant Workers in US Seafood Industry Exposed to Forced Labor Conditions
(The Guardian, 06/08/16)

Hilton Worldwide Reinforces its Commitment to Responsibly Source Seafood in Collaboration with World Wildlife Fund
(Hilton Worldwide, 06/08/16)

Sick of Salmon? Once-Threatened Fish are Back on the Menu
(U.S. News & World Report, 06/06/16)

Harmons Launches Seafood Traffic Light Labels
(Supermarket News, 06/08/16)

Aviva Investors and SFP Call for Improved Sustainability
(Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, 06/08/16)

Slavery in Our Seafood
(Policy Forum, 06/06/16)

Ordering Change: How Restaurants & Chefs are Driving the Sustainable Seafood Market
(Huffington Post, 06/09/16)

A Rather Bizarre Bivalve Stirs Controversy in the Puget Sound
(Yale E360, 06/09/16)

The Holy Grail of Trout Farming is Vegan Fish Food
(Northwest Public Radio, 06/06/16)

Farming for Fish
(New York Times, 06/03/16)
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