One Fish Foundation, 2016 Edition
This blog was originally posted on the One Fish Foundation website on Jan. 11, 2016.
Welcome to One Fish Foundation 2016!
Here’s hoping your 2015 was eventful, prosperous and fun.
It was certainly that for One Fish Foundation. The non-profit officially launched in March, the website went live in August, and classroom instruction began in October. Online visibility has grown steadily, and opportunities to spread the sustainable seafood message continue to arise.
Some of the 2015 blog highlights include:
- A compelling look at the challenges of properly managing forage fisheries;
- A review of the status of the Pebble Mine project proposed for the headwaters of the world’s largest wild salmon run;
- Accounts of classroom experiences with different age groups and the enthusiasm shown toward sustainable seafood;
- New research on how to obtain more accurate fish and shellfish counts;
- A study suggesting that eating smaller fish is better for the resource;
- Several blogs on new research showing how climate change affects everything from carbon sequestration in the arctic, to cod reproduction, as well as a blog highlighting the new global pact signed in Paris to fight global warming;
- And a look at some of the hot button issues around GMO salmon, or “Frankenfish.”
As 2016 begins, the foundation is positioning itself to expand into more classrooms along Maine’s coast and south into New Hampshire and Massachusetts, broaden the curriculum, magnify its online presence and engage in more community dialogue about sustainable seafood. We will attend more industry conferences and science-based workshops, and stay current with frontline research and key decision makers.
And we will dig into some of the more critical, yet relevant issues surrounding seafood, its management, consumption and overall health for the One Fish Blog.
The One Fish Foundation mission continues to be the education of middle- and high-school students and their communities about why their informed decisions can make a difference in ensuring the seafood they eat is sustainable.
Come join us for the ride!