Niaz’ Top 10 Myths About Seafood, Fisheries, and Marine Conservation

I’ve officially passed the 20-year mark of working on fisheries and ocean issues. What I thought would be a short-term assignment as a Greenpeace campaigner has become my life’s work. Continue reading

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What the hake? B.C.’s largest fishery is turning fish into fish meal

Few Canadians know that the largest fishery on B.C.’s coast is for Pacific hake. Although it’s a food-grade fish, the federal government granted permission last week to allow catches to be converted into fish meal. Continue reading

Feeding the World: why farming a carnivorous fish is not the answer

by Rob Johnson. Every year sustainable seafood advocates – conservation organizations and the seafood, fishing and aquaculture industries – get together to discuss ways to ensure that food that comes from the sea, either fished or farmed, is as sustainable as … Continue reading

Finding and Embracing Unlikely Alternatives: Piloting a jellyfish fishery in Atlantic Canada

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) has been working closely with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Nova Scotia government, local fishing organizations, processors, retail outlets, and restaurateurs to spearhead a new jellyfish fishery that they hope will bring much needed economic stimulation to Nova Scotia’s coastal communities. Continue reading