Monday, July 14, 2014
Announcing The Sustainable Seafood Bloggers Association
--Paul Greenberg, American Catch
The most recent data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations shows annual world fishery production of 158 million tons, up an astonishing 345% from fifty years earlier. Global per capita consumption of seafood has nearly doubled to 19 kilograms annually in the last 50 years, and by 2050, the population is expected to balloon to 9 billion. Despite the vital importance of seafood as a world food supply, there is relatively little conversation outside the scientific, activist and conservation communities about how to replenish and maintain it. Everyone plays a role in the health of the oceans, and with more information, can contribute in ways that accumulate to make a sizeable difference.
● Richard Auffrey of The Passionate Foodie is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts, an award-winning food and drink writer and a sake educator
● Holly Henschen of The Futurist Farmgirl is a long-time food journalist, nature-lover and former Midwestern farm dweller who’s written for publications including: The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Food Manufacturing.
● Tom Siebertz of Chews-Worthy, formerly of the NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Service, is a regulatory & food labeling specialist, as well as a student of food science, business and regulatory affairs.
● Jason Simas of The Food Safety Blog is founder of Grant, Hamilton & Beck communications consultancy and directs social media communications for the food safety and sustainability life science company iPura Foods.
● Kerrie Urban of Urban Foodie Finds co-founded Blog and Tweet Boston and writes on topics such as organic vs. natural foods and sustainability, as well as local farmers and small businesses.
Starting soon, you will be able to read a new SSBA post every day, from Monday to Friday, so that the SSBA will post 20+ seafood related articles each month. My own seafood articles will be posted every Tuesday, though I may post additional seafood articles on other days as well. If you have a compelling seafood-related story, tip, or recommendation, feel free to contact me or any other member of the SSBA for potential coverage.
Sustainable Seafood Bloggers Association homepage for more information and links concerning seafood and the SSBA. You can also visit the other SSBA members on their respective blogs and on Twitter at the hashtag #SSBAFish.