The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released their biennial State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report this week. In this post, we summarize some of the highlights.
An AP investigation revealed Sea to Table had misrepresented where some of their seafood had been caught, raising some mislabeling questions.
A recent paper in Science introduced a new database for researchers to use to quantify the environmental impacts of food around the world. Every kind of food has an environmental cost – what is best for the planet?
The relationship between food and environment is one of the most important conservation issues in the anthropocene. Comparing and quantifying environmental impacts of different foods is important to guide agricultural policy and empower consumer choice. A new paper does just that.
Two fishery scientists help explain the difference between allometric and isometric scaling to show why the recent claim that overharvesting of BOFFFFs has created significant fish stock depletion is missing a key metric – F40%.
A new paper projects how warming ocean temperatures will affect the geographic distribution of 686 commercially important species around North America. Species migration and shifting home ranges have serious implications for natural resource management, particularly fisheries.
The United States reaffirmed itself as the global leader in sustainable fisheries with the release of NOAA’s Status of Stocks 2017, the annual report to Congress on the state of U.S. fisheries. Just 9% of stocks are subject to overfishing and 15% of stocks are overfished.
A new paper mapped the effects of future emissions on marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world. The results were unsurprising—climate change threatens every MPA (and indeed every part of the ocean), with a range of impacts.