Fish Fry News

  • EPA, NOAA disapprove Oregon’s coastal nonpoint pollution control program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have disapproved the state of Oregon’s coastal nonpoint pollution control program because it does not sufficiently protect salmon streams and landslide-prone areas from logging impacts or reduce runoff from forest roads built before 1971. All coastal states that participate in the ...

  • Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

     The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52-year-old Scott Garwood, isn't growing corn or cattle - it's fish. Specifically, thousands of an Australian freshwater species called barramundi - often dubbed Asian sea bass because of its similar sweet, white flaky flesh - in large tanks inside a warehouse. With global consumption of seafood ...


    By Associated Press

  • Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna

    Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives. Yamazaki is fine-tuning a technology to use mackerel surrogates to spawn the bluefin, a process he hopes will enable fisheries to raise the huge, torpedo-shaped ...


    By Associated Press

  • East Lyn fishery to remain closed

    The Watersmeet and Glenthorne fishery on Exmoor's River Lyn is to remain closed until the end of the 2013 season to safeguard salmon and sea trout stocks. The Environment Agency closed the fishery on July 12 following a higher than normal number of fish deaths due to disease. The action was taken to reduce stress on remaining fish and ensure as many as possible successfully spawn later this year. ...

  • Fry’s Electronics Fined $50,000 by U.S. EPA for Making Unsubstantiated Health Claims

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announces electronics retailer Fry’s Electronics has agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty to settle a case against the company for importing and selling an unregistered gaming equipment wipe that falsely claimed to be anti-bacterial and anti-pathogenic. “Before putting any products on the floor for sale, retailers must ensure they are in ...

  • Iowa Ranks in Top 10 among States for Skin Cancer; Residents Urged to Take Protective Actions as Part of `Don`t Fry Day`

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), joined by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is recognizing the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day”, to encourage Iowans to take a few simple steps to protect their health and prevent skin cancer throughout the ...

  • McDonald's Joins Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil; Commits to Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil

    McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced its membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This membership represents significant progress in the company's commitment to source palm oil only from RSPO member companies by the end of this year, and to use only RSPO-certified ...


    By Marketwire

  • Interview with Tuvalu climate negotiator Ian Fry

    Ian Fry, the chief climate change negotiator for Tuvalu, fought on behalf of low-lying island nations during the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, last month. The 32-year-old country that he represents, a string of nine densely populated coral atolls located midway between Hawaii and Australia, rests no more than 4.6 meters above sea level. 'The fate of my country rests in ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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