Saving Seafood: Is It Too Late?

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It's too little too late for fish policy, alas, but the EU is trying. It is asking for comment on its Green Paper on Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. If the Green Paper is too much to tackle, try the Citizens' Summary. It explains why it's so important to urge the EU to make sustainability a priority in fish policies.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program has a new report out on The State of Seafood. Fisheries are at a turning point, it says, and we must act now, or goodbye fish.

And the Seafood Choices Alliance publishes a webletter, Afishionado. Its latest issue deals with the effects of climate change on fish migration, invasive species, and ocean acidification. The short articles come with references, which I always appreciate.

Many groups are doing excellent work to promote seafood sustainability. Support what they do!

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Marion Nestle is a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She is the author of Food Politics, Safe Food, What to Eat, and Pet Food Politics. More

Nestle also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She is the author of three prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (revised edition, 2007), Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (2003), and What to Eat (2006). Her most recent book is Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat. She writes the Food Matters column for The San Francisco Chronicle and blogs almost daily at Food Politics.

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