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Study: AK fishermen rank well on bycatch

...vessels. Bycatch accounted for 28 percent of the total landings by U.S. fishing vessels. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization estimates global bycatch at 8 percent of the world's total landings. The United States "may...
Outside editorial: As food prices increase, American security is at stake

The following editorial first appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reported last week that its Food Price Index - a measure of the monthly change in international prices...
Optimism, concern prevail in US aquaculture boom

WASHINGTON - By the end of this year, the world is projected to reach an unheralded but historic milestone: Half of the fish and shellfish we consume will be raised by humans, rather than caught in the wild.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

``This is a way we can feed people,'' said Arias, a doctor and mother of three in Castro, a fishing community in southern Chile. Chile needs the jobs and the world needs the food, argued Arias, gesturing with her cigarette.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

``It seems like you can do almost any species if you've got a few in a cage,'' said John Malloch, a New Brunswick fish farmer experimenting with halibut, cod, haddock and pollock.
Meat habit is fueling world famine

...overweight. Our addiction to meat is largely to blame for both problems. When world leaders met at the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization summit in Rome earlier this month, they vowed to halve global hunger by 2015 and discussed strategies...


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