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Offshore Aquaculture Moving Ahead in California

The LA Times just ran a story we think you should read introducing what could be the first open-ocean fish farm in federal waters. According to the Times story, the proposed farm “would be about four miles offshore of San Diego and would generate 5,000 metric tons of sushi-grade yellowfish each year — enough for 11 million servings of the popular seafood.” Here’s a bit more detail (or read t...

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Reframing the Sustainability Narrative

We’re looking forward to broadening our own narrative when it comes to sustainable seafood by attending this free webinar on September 30, featuring the work of Michael F. Tlusty, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts at Boston’s School for the Environment. Here’s a brief description of the presentation Seafood is important for human nutrition and as a low environmenta...

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Up your Advocacy Game

If the past several months have left you feeling powerless, we’ve got a good opportunity to share. The James Beard House is offering a webinar that will help you learn how to interact more with your elected officials. Since 2012, JBF's Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change has inspired and trained chefs around the country to mobilize in support of policy decisions that impact our food system...

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The IRC Needs your Stories

If you haven’t been keeping up with the efforts of the Independent Restaurant Coaltion, they’ve continued to advocate for all of us!  Right now, they are looking for stories of independent food or beverage establishments that have closed permanently. "One in three restaurants could close permanently if we don't get the federal relief we need — and soon. We're seeing this play out in real tim...

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Blue Catfish - A Green Option

Blue Catfish - A Green Option

Blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) were introduced to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay region in the 70’s and now pose a considerable threat to the health of the Bay’s natural ecosystems. Blue catfish are highly adaptable, eat pretty much anything (including blue crabs and other fish) and despite our efforts to control them, they are negatively impacting native species and the watermen that depe...

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