Farming The Bluefin Tuna Is Not Without A Price

July 31, 2014 Dan Charles, NPR

In a windowless laboratory in downtown Baltimore, some tiny, translucent fish larvae are swimming about in glass-walled tanks. They are infant bluefin tuna. Scientists in this laboratory are trying to grasp what they call the holy grail of aquaculture: raising this powerful fish, so prized by sushi lovers, entirely in captivity. But the effort is fraught with challenges.

Prices Of Clams Skyrocketing Across Massachusetts' Southcoast

No matter what kind of sausage you put in your clamboil — chourico, kielbasa or bratwurst — if you are from the SouthCoast, summer is not complete without the meal. But clams are selling for $8.99 a quart in Fall River and $13 a quart in Tiverton.

Julie Packard's Aquatic Vision Directly Impacts Gulf

Decisions made more than 1000 miles away in Northern California by Seafood Watch have had definite impact on Gulf seafood, fishermen and processors, both good and bad.

Cargill Closing Milwaukee Slaughterhouse, Cutting 600 Jobs

Cargill Inc. said Wednesday it is closing its slaughterhouse in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley at the end of the week, resulting in the loss of nearly 600 jobs.

North American Red Meat Prices Will Sizzle Beyond The Summer: BMO Economics

July 31, 2014 BMO Financial Group

The price of red meat at the grocery store has risen on the back of surging cattle and hog prices, and while prices will not drop in time for this BBQ season, consumers should begin to see some relief later this year, according to a new report from BMO Economics.