seafood

American Lobster Added to ‘Red List’ of Unsustainable Seafood Due to Dangers to North Atlantic Right Whales

American Lobster Added to ‘Red List’ of Unsustainable Seafood Due to Dangers to North Atlantic Right Whales

If you want to eat only sustainable seafood, American lobster (Homarus americanus) is now off the menu. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s influential consumer and retail guide Seafood Watch has added the crimson crustaceans to its “Red List” of seafoods to avoid because of the dangers that lobster pots pose to critically endangered North Atlantic right […]

Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    By signing up, you agree to receive emails from EcoWatch and to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    Getting to the Root of Our Outdated Food System

    Getting to the Root of Our Outdated Food System

    While producing enough food to eat is as basic as human civilization itself, there are times, historically, when following traditional methods falls short. During such crises, survival can depend upon migration or innovation. We are now challenged by the upper limits of our planet to produce enough food sustainably and responsibly to meet growing demand […]

    Could Seaweed Snacks Help Restore the Oceans?

    Could Seaweed Snacks Help Restore the Oceans?

    “We started 12 Tides to find a better way for our food system to intersect with our oceans,” Lindsey Palmer said. When Palmer cofounded 12 Tides with Pat Schnettler, they wanted to address some of the dire challenges facing the ocean — coastline destruction, pollution and overfishing. As an avid diver and someone who spent […]

    Unlike Trump, Biden Backs Global Treaty for Plastic Pollution

    Unlike Trump, Biden Backs Global Treaty for Plastic Pollution

    By Jessica Corbett In stark contrast to the U.S. position under former President Donald Trump, the Biden administration on Thursday signaled support for developing a global treaty to tackle marine plastic pollution, winning swift applause from environmental campaigners. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made the announcement while visiting the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) […]

    Climate Change Will Force Tuna Migration, Cripple Small Island Nations, Study Finds

    Climate Change Will Force Tuna Migration, Cripple Small Island Nations, Study Finds

    The climate crisis and warming waters may cause tuna to redistribute, threatening tuna-dependent economies in the Pacific, a new study concludes. “All fish have preferred water temperatures, i.e., temperatures that suit their physiology best and which provide optimum conditions for growth and reproduction,” explained Johann Bell, lead author on the study and senior director of […]

    Sea Shepherd and Peruvian Government Intercept Illegal Fishing Vessels

    Sea Shepherd and Peruvian Government Intercept Illegal Fishing Vessels

    In June, the first missions of a successful joint operation between specialized environmental prosecutors of the government of Peru and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society encountered and apprehended multiple illegal fishing vessels in Peruvian waters. Aboard Sea Shepherd’s ship Ocean Warrior, officials and advocates worked together to support the Peruvian government’s efforts to monitor its sovereign […]

    Cell-Cultured Seafood Maker to Compete for XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion

    Cell-Cultured Seafood Maker to Compete for XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion

    San Diego-based sustainable seafood creator BlueNalu has been selected to compete in the semifinal round of the next XPRIZE Foundation Challenge – Feed the Next Billion. The food tech company’s success is a good indicator of the opportunities in fish. The concept of sustainable seafood – whether it exists, what it means and if it […]