Posts Tagged ‘sustainable fishing’

New California Law Protects Sharks Against Brutal Finning

Monday, December 12th, 2011



Hammerhead Shark (Photo courtesy of Terry Goss/Marine Photobank)Shark finning is a practice of cutting the fins off of living sharks and dumping them back in the ocean to die. The fins are then dried and consumed in costly shark fin soup. California’s historic Shark Protection Act, banning finning, was recently signed into law, working toward ending the destruction of shark species globally. We talked with Assembly Member Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) who, along with Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), authored the groundbreaking bill supported by a host of organizations, agencies and citizens who celebrated the signing. (Photo courtesy of Terry Goss/Marine Photobank)

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San Francisco Seafood Market

Monday, March 28th, 2011



Fishing Boats in Harbor (photo credit: Ocean Protection Council)Larry Collins, President of the Crab Boat Owners Association, talks about the creation of a sustainable wholesale and retail seafood market along San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Ecotrust, the San Francisco Crab Boat Owners Association and the San Francisco Community Fishing Association are partnering in this innovative venture. (Photo credit: Ocean Protection Council)

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California’s Most Dangerous Catch

Monday, February 14th, 2011



Dungeness Crab (photo courtesy of Valerie Termini)Larry Collins, President of the Crab Boat Owners Association, talks about this year’s crab season and of the challenges crab fishermen are facing. (Photo courtesy of Valerie Termini)

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Who is Watching the Ocean? Observing the Ocean Along California’s Coast

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Thank You Ocean is pleased to present a guest podcast for a special Thank You Ocean Report. Up and down the coast of California, abalone farmers, bar pilots and environmentalists — among others — are staking their profits, well being, and peace of mind on real-time ocean data provided by California’s two Ocean Observing Systems, SCCOOS and CeNCOOS. Credit: Ari Daniel Shapiro with COSEE NOW.

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Sustainable Seafood: Sushi

Monday, June 29th, 2009


SushiToday’s guest, Casson Trenor, author of “Sustainable Sushi: A Guide to Saving the Oceans One Bite at a Time,” specializes in sushi and he is dedicated to transforming the American sushi complex into a sustainable industry. (Photo courtesy of Casson Trenor)

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