Tuesday, June 07, 2016
The vaquita is the smallest cetacean (whale, dolphin, or porpoise) on the planet. Found only in the northern part of the Gulf of California, Mexico, the vaquita porpoise is the world’s most endangered marine mammal. Only about sixty vaquitas remain, according to a report
by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) that was presented recently to Mexico’s Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources and the governor of Baja California. This represents a decline of more than 92 percent since 1997. Unless Mexico extends the gillnet ban enacted in 2015 and enforces regulations to stop illegal fishing, the vaquita will be driven to extinction within five years, according to CIRVA.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Dr. Jerry Schubel, president of the Aquarium of the Pacific, presents “Fish Story”, a short film about the potential of offshore marine aquaculture in the United States and its implications for ocean conservation.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
February 25th is National Clam Chowder Day! Celebrate this winter holiday with a steaming cup or bowl of this wonderful traditional dish. We have compiled some of our favorites to help you choose the perfect recipe to try out for the holiday.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Whether you decide to make your Valentine’s Day dinner simple yet delicious or fancy and decadent, make sure to treat your sweetheart to an extra special and heart-healthy meal by incorporating seafood!
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Consumers’ food interests and priorities are ever-evolving, especially with improvements in technology and changes in the economy, environment, and our social connectivity. We have compiled the top 12 food trends for 2016, released by market research firm Mintel, and how a seafood-rich diet can fit in!
Friday, December 04, 2015
Despite the multitude of health benefits of eating more seafood, Americans only eat 44 percent of the recommended amount of seafood, and less than 40 percent of it is eaten in the home. Most people claim to avoid cooking fish because they don’t know how. To help, we have compiled tips for preparing fish to make it easy to bring seafood to your table more often!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
With Thanksgiving just days away we have compiled some fantastic ways to add healthy seafood to the holiday menu without compromising the rich flavors of the season!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Eating crab during the holidays is a delicious and nutritious tradition. Unfortunately, due to high levels of domoic acid, a neurotoxic, found in Dungeness and rock crabs off of California, the California commercial and recreational crab fishing season has been delayed. Learn more about some in-season alternative crab options from responsibly-managed U.S. fisheries.
Friday, September 25, 2015
The rare vaquita is a small porpoise with a big message. With fewer than 100 individuals remaining, the vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal in the world and has the potential to represent a story of tragedy or of a hopeful future.
Friday, July 03, 2015
Although caviar is not a dish most people include on their daily menu, this seafood has a long and interesting story. The desire for this delicacy, along with habitat damage have had an impact on global sturgeon populations, but there are responsibly ways to enjoy this salty treat.