Oceana Sues National Marine Fisheries Service For Failure To Adequately Monitor Catch Limits

May 31, 2013 Oceana

Oceana filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for its failure to require adequate observer coverage for the New England groundfish fishery for cod, haddock and flounder. NMFS has a duty to set quotas to prevent overfishing and ensure that those quotas are not exceeded.

Seafood Industry Research Fund Board Announces Mike Voisin Memorial Fund

The Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) Board of Directors has announced the establishment of a new fund commemorating the late Mike Voisin, owner of Motivatit Seafoods, Inc.

The Aristocratic Louisiana Oyster

A little over two years ago Jim Gossen gave a talk to a group of Louisiana oystermen gathered on Grand Isle.  He had filled boxes with the prettiest oysters from both the east and west coast. Beausoleil oysters in one little box, and Island Creeks in another. Putting them on a table he told the group, “these oysters are three times better than yours, they must be because they are getting more than three times the price. The oyster fisherman sure didn’t like what I was saying,” emphasized Gossen, founder and current chairman of Sysco Louisiana Foods.

Whole Foods, Safeway Top Greenpeace's Seafood Sustainability Scorecard

May 31, 2013 Greenpeace

Greenpeace's Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report evaluates and ranks supermarkets on their sustainable seafood policies. This seventh iteration of CATO has been written under a new motif—one that lends itself to a slightly softer and more humorous tone. This is no coincidence, because for the first time, we truly do have more good news than bad news to report.

Gold'n Plump Water System Keeps Business Flowing, Water Clean

Out of sight behind several buildings, a tiny creek flows out of a hillside and into the Sauk River. The water, clean enough to drink, comes from the company’s new treatment facility just east of the recently expanded processing plant. GNP spent $10 million to install membrane bioreactor technology a year and a half ago, then dropped another $10 million last year to make the processing plant bigger to add new methods for cutting, deboning and ground chicken production.