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Wrap-up: Traceability is the New Black

As I wandered through the aisles of this year’s Seafood Expo North America, I was surprised but encouraged to see the word “traceable” displayed alongside the word “sustainable” on many booths.

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Doing Aquaculture Better

As a pescovegetarian, fish is a huge part of my diet. While I try to eat locally caught fresh fish whenever I can, I know that the oceans cannot sustainably produce enough seafood to supply the escalating demand for protein … Continue reading

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Candied Salmon Strips, Salted Herring, and Seafood Pasta

As a seafood-eating vegetarian, I usually have to be very careful about asking if foods contain any meat. So one of the many things I love about coming to the Seafood Expo is being able to eat almost anything displayed! … Continue reading

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Scenes from Day 2: Seafood Expo North America 2014

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Patrick McMurray Teaches Me about Oysters

I’m a relatively recent oyster lover. Growing up in a Kosher home in the Chicago area, oysters weren’t common fare.  My first taste of a raw bivalve was a quahog someone slipped me when I worked as a camp counselor … Continue reading

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Verlasso Salmon Continues to Impress

Two years ago, I wrote about Verlasso Salmon during the International Boston Seafood Show, as it was known then. I went back to talk to the Verlasso folks today and was impressed again by both the clean, fresh flavor of … Continue reading

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10 Things I Didn’t Know About Aquaculture

Is aquaculture sustainable? Depends on what’s being raised, how and where it’s being produced, and whom you ask.  With over 500 species being farmed all over the world, it’s difficult to generalize. But here are some of the many things … Continue reading

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Scenes from Seafood Expo North America

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Successful Gulf Coast Initiatives to Increase Seafood Demand

The Gulf Coast states are working together to increase demand for their seafood through a group of innovative marketing, sustainability and traceability programs. After being battered by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, followed by the BP oil spill in 2010, the … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Seafood Expo North America 2014

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