Seafood Sustainability at Publix

MUSIC We do not set a timeline on sustainability. To us, sustainability is really a journey and not so much a destination; there’s not an end point. For us, sustainability is about continuous improvement. We feel for sustainability to truly take hold in the industry, it requires a partnership between the retailer, the industry and […]

“Sustainable Seafood” – Jane Lubchenco

So the conclusion here is that marine reserves, the information that we’re gathering, suggests that marine reserves can provide very powerful tools. And in some cases, they’re unique for some of the benefits that they provide. They’re not a panacea. They don’t do everything to fix oceans. So they really have to be coupled with […]

What Are “Continuous Yields” from a Fish Pond?

Blair has a question here. “What kind of yields fall under the ‘continuous yields’ “from a fish pond that Geoff has mentioned? “Is this just harvestable fish and breeding stock fish? “Does one typically buy stock fish from an outside source?” Well, there’s not just fish. There’s a lot of mulch produced, you can have […]

What is the tragedy of the commons? – Nicholas Amendolare

Imagine as a thought experiment that you live in a small village and depend on the local fish pond for food. You share the pond with three other villagers. The pond starts off with a dozen fish, and the fish reproduce. For every two fish, there will be one baby added each night. So, in […]

Underwater farms vs. climate change? – Ayana Johnson and Megan Davis

For 3 billion people around the world, seafood provides a significant source of protein and nutrition. But recent studies show that 33% of wild fisheries are overfished, while another 60% are fished at their maximum capacity. In fact, over half the seafood we eat– from finfish and shellfish to seaweed and algae– isn’t caught in […]

Farms under the sea could feed the world in 2050

This small mussel farm off the coast of California is a window into the future of feeding the planet. – You can feed a vast majority of the world’s populations on mussels alone. Earth’s population is growing so fast that we’ll need to produce more food in the next 50 years than we’ve raised in […]

Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish

So, I’ve known a lot of fish in my life. I’ve loved only two. That first one, it was more like a passionate affair. It was a beautiful fish: flavorful, textured, meaty, a bestseller on the menu. What a fish. (Laughter) Even better, it was farm-raised to the supposed highest standards of sustainability. So you […]

Maggots and rotting food waste: a new recipe for sustainable fish and animal feed

Entomics Biosystems is built around this core concept of insect bioconversion whereby insects can eat food wastes and other different types of waste biomass and biochemically convert that into fats and proteins, which are great sources of nutrition for the animal feed industry. Here in Entomics, very specifically we focus on enhancing and tailoring these […]