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Consumer Choices DO Make a Difference!

Our summer intern recently wrote to Trader Joe’s asking them why they sell Orange Roughy.  He pointed out that Orange Roughy are at very low levels of abundance and the methods used to catch them cause serious damage… Read More
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Snapshot: Long Island Oyster Farm

Friday I had a firsthand look at an oyster farm on Long Island, NY.  It is the Aeros Cultured Oyster Company based out of Southold, NY. The farmer grows her own algae for the oysters to feed on. … Read More
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Now Serving for National Oceans Month: Alphabet Soup

First came World Ocean Day (June 8th).  Then, last Friday, Obama declared that June is National Oceans Month. In his proclamation, Obama stated, “During National Oceans Month, we celebrate these vast spaces and the myriad ways they sustain… Read More
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Community Supported Fisheries

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal talked about Community Supported Fisheries (or CSFs)-a way for folks to get fish that follows the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model where people buy a share of the produce, or… Read More
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Close to home: Long Island Weakfish Added to Health Dept Caution List

June 16, 2009 – Blue Ocean Institute’s Dr. Alan Duckworth quoted in Newsday on PCB concerns in local weakfish population.  Click here for full article!
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The Seafood Eater’s Latest Conundrum – Room for Debate Blog – NYTimes.com

The following post by Carl Safina appeared in the New York Times Blog ‘Room for Debate,’ June 9, 2009.  For a full version of the blog, click here. The Smaller the Fish, the Better Carl Safina is the… Read More
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