FISHING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Sunday, April 29, 2012

On April 29th, the New England Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Program is co-presenting Boston’s first ever Sustainable Seafood Teach-In!  The New England Aquarium is teaming up with the Museum of Science, Chef’s Collaborative, Let’s Talk About Food, and the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment for an all day event as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

The event features keynotes from Paul Greenberg and Barton Seaver, panel discussions with representatives from all parts of the seafood industry, and one-on-one interactions with experts of every kind (including the Aquarium’s own Jason Clermont, Wild-Capture Fisheries Specialist!)

This is going to be a great event for anyone who wants to better understand how the seafood on their plate is affecting the oceans, fishermen and our local seafood economy.

You can see more details, and register for the event, here.

 

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Plastics in the Ocean and in You

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On April 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM at the New England Aquarium’s IMAX Theatre Dianna Cohen from Plastics Pollution Coalition (http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/) will be speaking about plastics in the oceans and our lives. This presentation is not to be missed — Dianna is AMAZING and what she has to tell you is important for our children and our planet!
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Love to all for a very happy holiday season!
Barbara Burgess and Donna Hazard
Co- Founders, W2O

 

 

 

With Dianna Cohen scheduled as the featured speaker for our spring event on April 10th, I’ve been doing some background reading on plastic pollution.  While this article isn’t new, it is a good summary of some of the issues.  Stayed tuned for photographs coming later this week!

Plastic Breaks Down in Ocean, After All — And FastThough ocean-borne plastic trash has a reputation as an indestructible, immortal environmental villain, scientists announced yesterday that some plastics actually decompose rapidly in the ocean. And, the researchers say, that’s not a good thing. The team’s new study is the first to show that degrading plastics are leaching potentially toxic chemicals such as bisphenol A into the seas, possibly threatening ocean animals, and us.

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Greetings W2O Friends!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!   2012 is going to be an exciting year for W2O!
We hope you and your husband or partner can join us for a special Valentine’s Day Dinner.  Space is very limited so please send off your checks to W2O as soon as possible.  (See the attached Save the Date!)
On April 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM at the New England Aquarium’s IMAX Theatre Dianna Cohen from Plastics Pollution Coalition (http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/) will be speaking about plastics in the oceans and our lives.  This presentation is not to be missed — Dianna is AMAZING and what she has to tell you is important for our children and our planet!
Check out our W2O Facebook page.  Be sure to “like” us!!!
Love to all for a very happy holiday season!
Barbara Burgess and Donna Hazard
Co- Founders, W2O

 

 

Last week, we had the most incredible experience at Aka Bistro in believe-it-or-not Lincoln, MA! We had a chance to talk with the chef/owners, and we were so excited to hear they are completely committed to serving sustainable seafood!  Plus, they are totally committed to serving locally grown produce.  There was a very cool buzz in the room about eating to preserve our environment.  I had mussels steamed in white wine.  We also devoured sauteed rainbow trout amandine.  YUM!   Oh…right and we shared a delicous bottle of wine!  For a suburban restaurant, Aka was cozy and funky– a great space to dine!

Brian Skerry, National Geographic photographer and New England Aquarium Explorer in Residence

 

 

 

Ocean Soul Lecture
Brian Skerry
Thursday, November 17
Book signing at 5:00 p.m.
Lecture in Simons IMAX Theatre at 6:30 p.m.

More information here.

 

 

 

 

 


The Boston Globe hired the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph to test the DNA of fish to determine their species. Search results from individual stores and restaurants. Search your local stores and restaurants here.


On October 4, 2011 – Dartmouth College students in the ENVS 17: Marine Policy class journeyed to the New England Aquarium in order to observe the ecological systems they read about for class and to interact with oceans experts from many different fields. They were lucky to be able to join the group Women Working for the Oceans (W2O) for an IMAX presentation by National Geographic photo-journalist Brian Skerry.

As part of the learning process, students were required to write a short essay on what they learned from the visit related to either oceans ecosystems or sustainable seafood. Their essays along with pictures from the day are posted here.