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Seafood

Hub | February 25, 2010 at 21:33

'Has the catching of this fish impacted endangered species?' 'Is the population of this species still healthy or has it been overfished by industrial scale fishing practices?' 'Is this farmed seafood a better option, or is it doing more harm than...

Hook-and-line

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:41

Hook-and-line is a general term used for a range of fishing methods that employ short fishing lines with hooks in one form or another (as opposed to long-lines). It includes hand-lines, hand-reels, powered reels, rod/pole-and-line, drop lines,...

Pelagic gillnets

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:42

Pelagic gillnets or ‘set nets’ are fine-filament nets that are kept at or below the surface by numerous floats and weights and held in position by anchors. If a fish’s head goes through the net but its body can’t follow, it is ‘gilled’ or...

Purse seines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:43

Fish are encircled by a large ‘wall’ of net, which is then brought together to retain the fish by using a line at the bottom that enables the net to be closed like a purse.

Beam trawls

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:44

A type of bottom trawl in which the horizontal opening of the net is provided by a heavy beam mounted at each end on guides or skids that travel along the seabed. On sandy or muddy bottoms, a series of ‘tickler’ chains are strung between the...

Driven to extinction

Page | May 8, 2009 at 21:19

The Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) was a large sirenian mammal, which grew up to 10 metres long and weighed between 6 and 8 tonnes. It was discovered in 1741 near the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea by German biologist Georg Steller, who...

MSC

Page | June 22, 2009 at 13:00

Greenpeace is of the opinion that no fully credible certification system for sustainable seafood currently exists. Although Greenpeace acknowledges the MSC’s professional operation and its transparency and stakeholder involvement at all levels,...

Fisheries techniques

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:45

Some fishing techniques have a devastating impact on the other marine life that shares the oceans with the fish being caught. They not only damage marine habitats, but also catch and kill large numbers of other marine creatures, including...

Resources

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:16

The websites below provide further information on endangered species, fisheries, aquaculture and other seafood related subjects.

Examples of labels

Page | October 4, 2008 at 22:46

A good seafood product label provides complete and accurate information about the origin of the product, and allows consumers and retailers to make an informed choice about buying sustainable seafood.

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