Defend your coastline from invasive species—enjoy a meal! It’s National Invasive Species Week! Invasive species—sometimes called “alien invaders”—are organisms that are not native to the places where they live. They compete so successfully in new ecosystems that they displace native species, and disrupt important processes like food webs. In the ocean, alien invaders can cause serious damage to habitats where seafood is caught or harvested. … Continue reading Eat An Alien Invader!
BUSINESS When you hear the term “sustainable seafood,” you might envision a fisherman pulling catch from a pristine sea. But the most sustainable Atlantic salmon are not caught. And they’re not from the sea. (TIME) Use our resources to learn more about sustainable seafood. Discussion Ideas Where are the sources world’s “most sustainable” sources of Atlantic salmon? According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch … Continue reading You Won’t Believe the Source of the World’s Most Sustainable Salmon
UNITED STATES Some U.S. Fish Stocks Make a Comeback Many U.S. fish stocks once devastated by overfishing have bounced back, thanks to management plans instituted 10 to 15 years ago, according to a new study by the National Resources Defense Council. This is good news for the environment, consumers, and the billion-dollar fishing industry. Recovered fisheries include haddock, scup, and lingcod. Other fish stocks, including … Continue reading Some U.S. Fish Stocks Make a Comeback