Flashback Friday: Seafood and Slavery

As World Food Day approaches on October 16, we wanted to shine a spotlight on the subject of fish as food, particularly on the issue of human Read More…

A Weak Opener

Looks of disappointment hung on anglers’ faces as they arrived back from opening day of this year’s salmon season. A local industry that accumulates $183 million annually Read More…

Toothy predator

When we write about salmon predators on our blog, we’re usually focused on non-native introduced sportfish that live in freshwater. But there’s a whole different world of Read More…

Groundfish make a sustainable seafood rebound

Conscientious chefs, shoppers, and restaurant goers in search of sustainable seafood just got a heap of new options to choose from. The Monterey Bay Aquarium's highly regarded Read More…

Playing hooky

If a bad day of fishing beats a good day of work, then a career in fisheries is a pretty good gig. In some years, FISHBIO staff Read More…

Is your seafood slavery free?

From fair trade coffee to sweatshop-free clothing, consumers have become familiar with issues of human rights intertwined in their daily purchases. But what about slavery-free seafood? Slavery Read More…

Electrotrawling: a promising alternative?

Traditional trawling methods (like those pictured above) have received considerable negative attention due to their adverse effects on the benthic ecosystem. Major concerns include destruction of the Read More…

An early morning adventure

It takes a real deep-seated desire for a fishing trip to awaken at 1 am after only a couple hours of sleep—and that's exactly what we have Read More…

Work or play?

Working in the ocean usually means getting up early, paying close attention to weather reports, navigating through thick fog and big waves, and dressing in as many Read More…