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Posted on November 9, 2017 - 4:02pm, by abrown
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Via NewsDeeply

"A recommendation to increase quotas for the valuable but imperiled Atlantic bluefin tuna, despite a finding that the species has not rebounded from decades of overfishing, underlines a lack of reliable data on the fish."

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Posted on October 4, 2017 - 1:42pm, by nwehner
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Via The Associated Press

"While the presence of North Korean workers overseas has been documented, the AP investigation reveals for the first time that some products they make go to the United States, which is now a federal crime. AP also tracked the products made by North Korean workers to Canada, Germany and elsewhere in the European Union."

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Posted on September 26, 2017 - 12:35pm, by abrown
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Via Supermarket News

"AquaBounty Technologies of Maynard, Mass., claims to offer the world’s “most sustainable” salmon, and according to recent earnings reports, the company sold approximately five tons of genetically modified filets at market price to customers in Canada last year."

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Posted on September 22, 2017 - 1:12pm, by abrown
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Via Seafood Source

"Authorities in southerly Fujian Province have closed down a quarrying and construction company which had been destroying large tracts of an important coastal system of mudflats traditionally home to aquaculture facilities and wild fisheries."

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Posted on August 31, 2017 - 11:27am, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

A coalition of scientists, retailers, politicians and campaigners are saying that consumers of tuna are being betrayed and the tuna they are purchasing is not truly sustainable. The MSC certified boats catching tuna sustainably may also be catching other fish non sustainably and not meeting MSC requirements at all times. 

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Posted on August 30, 2017 - 11:15am, by abrown
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Via Center for Biological Diversity

"A federal court upheld the U.S. government’s “Seafood Import Monitoring Program,” which will require some imported seafood at risk of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and seafood fraud to be fully documented and traced from the fishing vessel or farm to the U.S. border."

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Posted on August 23, 2017 - 12:11pm, by abrown
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Via Seafood Source

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation are essentially single handedly moving the seafood scene in Japan to greater sustainability using the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020 as a platform. 

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