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Seafood Stewardship Questionable: UBC-Scripps Experts

The world’s most established fisheries certifier is failing on its promises as rapidly as it gains prominence, according to the world’s leading fisheries experts from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego and elsewhere.
Established in 1997 by the World Wildlife Fund and Unilever, one of the world’s largest fish retailers, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been helping consumers eat fish “guilt-free” by certifying fisheries. Major North American grocery chains such as Wal-Mart, Whole Foods and Europe’s Waitrose carry seafood bearing the blue-mark label as part of their sustainability strategy.
But in an opinion piece published in the current issue of Nature, six researchers from …

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A Healthy Ocean is Good For Everyone

Oceans cover 70% of our Earth, however, today our ocean’s are in serious trouble. Industrial fishing within the past 15 years has actually depleted around 90% of large predatory ocean fish.
Fisheries are on the verge of causing entire ecosystem collapses. They are destroying natural habitats that are vital for the survival of countless forms of life. Irresponsible harvesting has led to more fish being take out of the sea than those being produced; often fisheries will recklessly cull thousands upon thousands of fish, meaning they don’t have time to reproduce.
However, sustainable seafood options do exist. It’s up to all of us to ensure that the fisheries the supply us with our fish engage in sustainable …

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