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July 3, 2017

 

fishermen

Will Fish Get A Humanely Harvested Label?

Beef and poultry get labels designating humane treatment; seafood doesn't. Two fishermen want to change that.

June 20, 2017

 

Zirlott family's oyster farm

7 Years After BP Oil Spill, Oyster Farming Takes Hold In South

The "off-bottom" production method, in which oysters are grown in hanging baskets tumbled by waves, is starting to flourish on the Gulf coast.

May 12, 2017

 

carp

The Misunderstood Carp

Anthropologist Ellen Ireland tells us the history behind our love/hate relationship with carp. Plus, simply cooked asparagus with vegan Caesar dressing.

February 27, 2017

 

baby carp

In Studying Sick Fish, Scientists Trace History Of Fevers

Carp have been plagued by viruses. Scientists now say they have a simple solution, and along the way they hit on an ancient commonality between fish and people.

February 16, 2017

 

anchovies

Most Of The Fish We Use For Fishmeal Could Feed Humans Instead

Currently, one-fourth of all fish caught globally goes to produce fishmeal and fish oil for farmed seafood, pigs and chickens.

January 24, 2017

 

A worker holds fronds of sugar kelp

Kelp Is On The Way

Kelp and other seaweeds are poised to become the nation's next trendy superfood, and more farms could bring big benefits to coastal environments.

December 22, 2016

 

shrimp

Tainted Asian Seafood Continues to Find Its Way Into U.S.

A new Bloomberg report says tainted seafood from China, long banned in the U.S., is being rerouted through other countries, like Malaysia and Ecuador.

September 8, 2016

 

seaweed farming

U.N.: Seaweed Production Needs More Regulations

A new report from the U.N. shows little regulation of the seaweed industry and growing concern for the spread of diseases that can disrupt ecological balance.

September 1, 2016

 

Mussels

Study: Mussels Disappearing From New England Waters

Last week, thousands of dead mussels washed up on the shore of Long Island.

August 21, 2016

 

shrimp

Shrimp Grown In Tanks Coming To A Market Near You

The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.

July 14, 2016

 

Whole fresh anchovies are displayed

UN Warns World Is Reaching Peak Fish

A new UN report says 31.4 percent of worldwide fish stocks were caught at unsustainable levels in 2013.

January 14, 2016

 

Fish are raised in coastal net pens off the coast of Maine.

U.S. Approves Industrial Offshore Fish Farms

New rules clear the way for industrial fish farming in the Gulf of Mexico, a move environmental groups say would threaten an ecosystem already under siege.

August 21, 2015

 

Salmon swiming in an aquaculture pond

Fish Farming Still Saps Wild Fisheries

The farmed fish business is booming, but growing demand puts pressure on wild fisheries as fish farmers need to feed their increasing stock.

January 29, 2015

 

Vince Orcutt harvesting fish

What Farming Fish ‘Organically’ Could Mean

The organic food market is exploding and many fish farmers and retailers want in. But some in the organic industry say “not so fast.”

July 7, 2014

 

Kurt Rosentrater with workers in Bangledesh

Feed The Future Seeks Hunger Solutions From The Heartland

One goal of Feed the Future is to help farmers increase yields and production efficiency—and those are lessons the ag schools can share.

August 14, 2013

What'll They Think Of Next? 

A cobia caught on a line

Scientists Convert Meat-Eating Fish Into Vegans

Researchers have found the key to fish-free food for "black salmon," part of a global push for alternatives that could relieve pressure on taxed fisheries.

August 1, 2011

Fish Farms 

bluefin tuna

Bluefin Tuna And The Trouble With Fish Farms

Bluefin tuna are in danger of extinction because of overfishing. Can fish farms save tuna while still satisfying the global appetite for this fish?

April 1, 2011

Sustainable Agriculture 

sharlene fish

Composting, Permaculture, Sustainable Home Gardening Methods

Composting, hydroponics, aquaponics, permaculture - you wanted more about sustainable agriculture, and we've got it for you on this special episode!

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