Seafood http://kplu.org en Seattle packs EPA Hearing on Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine http://kplu.org/post/seattle-packs-epa-hearing-alaskas-proposed-pebble-mine <p>It was standing room only at the federal building in Seattle, where the Environmental Protection Agency held its <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay">first hearing</a> Thursday on Alaska&rsquo;s Bristol Bay fishery.</p><p>At issue is the potential effects of a proposed gold and copper mine there. The <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay">assessment </a>looks at mining in general, though concern has arisen over a huge project known as the Pebble Mine.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:49:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5165 at http://kplu.org Seattle packs EPA Hearing on Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine Sustainable Seafood Swims To A Big-Box Store Near You http://kplu.org/post/sustainable-seafood-swims-big-box-store-near-you It's no longer just Whole Foods shoppers seeking out certified, sustainable seafood.<p>Increasingly, those of us who shop the big-box retailers including Costco, Target and Walmart are finding a <a href="http://www.msc.org/get-certified/use-the-msc-ecolabel/ecolabel">blue label</a> on seafood packages. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) label signifies that the seafood comes from a fishery that's met a rigorous set of standards aimed at promoting responsible, sustainable catches.<p>And if you don't see the MSC label in your grocery or favorite retailer? Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:51:02 +0000 3837 at http://kplu.org Sustainable Seafood Swims To A Big-Box Store Near You Fish fraud police: Are you getting what you pay for? http://kplu.org/post/fish-fraud-police-are-you-getting-what-you-pay <p>SEATTLE &ndash; Some seafood sold in the Northwest isn&#39;t what it seems.</p><p>Mislabeled fish is more common than you might think according to the few cops trying to make sure you get the species you paid for. Now those who are on patrol are looking for higher penalties to deter fish cheaters.</p><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 19:04:01 +0000 Tom Banse 2974 at http://kplu.org Fish fraud police: Are you getting what you pay for? Eat more sardines and herring to help fisheries, experts advise http://kplu.org/post/eat-more-sardines-and-herring-help-fisheries-experts-advise <p>Responsible fishing and fish consumption were among the agenda items at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Seattle. The conference (in its 141st year) has brought <a href="http://www.king5.com/your-news/128989028.html">thousands of scientists</a>, wildlife managers and other experts together for five days of wide-ranging discussions.</p><p>One of the more intriguing messages: Eating more sardines may be one of the best things you can do to help keep the planet healthy.</p><p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2574 at http://kplu.org Eat more sardines and herring to help fisheries, experts advise Seafood industry braces for Japan crisis impact http://kplu.org/post/seafood-industry-braces-japan-crisis-impact <p>The earthquake, tsunami and radiation leaks in Japan are having a ripple effect on the trans-Pacific seafood trade.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.45em; font-size: 0.85em; ">In Seattle, Sushi Kappo Tamura chef and owner Taichi Kitamura is worried now that a big chunk of the Japanese fishing industry damaged or destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami. Along with sushi, Kitamura&#39;s menu also features some traditional recipes that use Japanese fish.</p><blockquote><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.45em; font-size: 0.85em; ">&quot;Consistency in availability is very important because you have a menu and you have to keep certain items on the menu,&quot; Kitamura says.</p></blockquote><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.45em; font-size: 0.85em; ">Kitamura is also worried about the safety of the seafood he imports. South Korea, Singapore and other Asian countries are already testing Japanese food imports for radiation. Japanese authorities say the levels of radiation released from the crippled nuclear reactors don&#39;t pose a public health risk. But Kitamura says skittish customers might decide to stay away.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.45em; font-size: 0.85em; "><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/03/18/134653667/u-s-seafood-industry-braces-for-japan-crisis-impact">Read More</a></p><p> Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:18:39 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1030 at http://kplu.org Seafood industry braces for Japan crisis impact Following the Fish http://kplu.org/post/following-fish <p>Ever wonder how your favorite restaurants make sure they have the freshest seafood ready to serve to you? Dick and Nancy take you on a journey from the boat (and the airfreight cargo office) to the table, and follow one of the regions top seafood proprietors on this week's Food for Thought. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 13:57:46 +0000 Nancy Leson & Dick Stein 247 at http://kplu.org Following the Fish