Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 24, 2010: Question Your Shrimp: The High Cost of Imported Shrimp

Shrimp is the country’s most consumed seafood. But it comes with a heavy price. More than 90% are grown on industrial shrimp farms in the global south. The practice involves clear cutting mangrove forests and displacing coastal communities. What about the 10% raised in US waters? Martha Baskin checks in with the Mangrove Action Project's “Question Your Shrimp” campaign and finds conscientious seafood markets who continue to vouch for domestic shrimp from the Gulf.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17, 2010: Sustainable Oceans, Sustainable Fish: Market Strategies & Consumer Demand

While it may seem there are plenty of fish in the sea, it’s a different story just below the surface. Overfishing, ocean acidification, and our own consumption habits are just a few factors contributing to the decline of wild fish. The solution for some fish sellers is to become “sustainable.” But what does that mean? Green Acre Radio takes us to the Pike Place Market and PCC to find out.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010: Fish Farms, Low Oxygen Levels & Wild Salmon: A Troubled Coexistence

With fish resources depleted worldwide, open water and offshore fish farming or aquaculture is seen by some as a way to increase fish production. Washington State has been a leading producer of aquaculture for over a century. What’s the impact to wild fish resources? And what does the future hold? Martha Baskin has our story.

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