Celebrate Life Below Water. Eat Blue

“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself.”

—Rachel Carson, Marine Biologist

Animal Welfare

According to the IPBES Global Assessment on biodiversity released in May 2019, almost 33% of reef-forming corals and more than a third of marine mammals are threatened, and 66% of the marine environment has been significantly altered by human activity.

As global population expands and demand for seafood increases, the challenge will be in producing the volume of seafood we need in a way that is protective of the environment and healthy for humans, while also reducing bycatch and defending animal welfare.

Without proper management of how fish are taken from the ocean or grown in aquaculture pens, we run the risk of overfishing, disease, animal cruelty or suffering, and the effects of bycatch.

The United States does a particularly good job of fishery management in domestic waters and is starting to regulate the imports of seafood to comply with U.S. regulations. Organizations like the Environmental Defense Fund and Pew Charitable Trusts are using technology and working with local communities to further improve fishery management abroad. But industrialized fishing in international waters continues to be difficult to monitor and regulate, which contributes to species exploitation, illegal fishing, decreasing biodiversity, and dead zones in the ocean.

By highlighting and supporting the community of responsible producers and seafood innovators around the world who are developing a more sustainable seafood system, we hope you will join us in defending animal welfare, valuing life below water and conserving healthy populations of fish in the ocean.

Celebrate Life Below Water. Eat Blue

Biodiversity

Group Mindset & Movement in Marine Species & Other Animals Murmuration is the term used to describe the fascinating phenomenon of very large groups of birds, fishes or insects moving together, including changing direction
You may have heard of the iconic duos Sherlock & Watson, Bonnie & Clyde or Batman and Robin. But have you ever heard about the dynamic duos found throughout our ocean? Many marine species
Human relationships these days often seem to focus on outrage not understanding, confrontation not compromise and hate not harmony. The same seems to be happening with humans’ interspecies relations. While we adore some of
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Corals

Have you ever heard the cacophony of sounds that encompass coral reefs or marine environments? If you listen closely, you may hear the grunting of a soldierfish, the crackle of snapping shrimp or perhaps
How probiotics and science may save our coral reefs  You may have noticed that probiotics such as kefir, kombucha and kimchi are becoming more common on the shelves of supermarkets. This is due to
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Fisheries Management

How many minutes do you think you spend scrolling through social media? Most of us would probably admit we spend a little bit longer than we’d like on our phones. But, the good news
The impact of climate change seems far-off and abstract until it directly impacts your community. On September 1, 2019 Hurricane Dorian made a direct hit to my island home in The Bahamas. While I
No nets. No planes. Just seafood made from cells.  Walk into any high-end sushi restaurant and you are bound to see fish advertised as “imported fresh from Japan.” It’s a label that projects authenticity and conjures up imagery of fish being hauled out of

Responsible Fishing

Successes and Failures in Domestic and International Fishing Regulations The fishing economy is a critical aspect of the livelihoods of millions of people around the world. Three billion people rely on seafood as their
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Seafood Traceability

Article 2 on the History of the Japanese Eel Kabayaki eels have been a delicacy in Japanese cuisine for centuries. Prepared in an authentic sauce, the meal is a staple in Japanese culture. However,
Article 1: The Cultural Importance of Kabayaki and It’s Recent Decline A Japanese Delicacy On a specific summer day each year, the Japanese people ward off the notorious heat by eating unagi or eel.

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