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The perfect catch: Monterey Bay Aquarium

by Bea James, senior manager of organic, natural and sustainable programs
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As I stared into an exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, I noticed something strange.
“What is that, seaweed?”
“Nope,” a guide told me, “that’s actually a seahorse.”

The more I looked, the more it amazed me that this delicate creature lives among two million different species of marine life in the ocean. At that moment, my appreciation deepened significantly for those devoted to preserving our oceans’ habitats, and no one does a better job of that than Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Exceptional aquaculture: Tilapia from Aquamar farm

by Bea James, senior manager of organic, natural and sustainable programs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Exceptional AquacultureOur Exceptional Aquaculture program is alive and kicking! This is a part of our Responsibly Sourced Seafood program. Following our commitment to educate people on our program, we share stories about some of the farms we have had the opportunity to visit. We display 4 stories per year in our stores – this is our current story.

A couple of years ago, I traveled to Ecuador to see firsthand how our Tilapia are farmed.

On the Pacific coast near Guayaquil, Ecuador, is a Tilapia farm called Aquamar which is operated by Tropical Aquaculture Products, Inc.. This is where we source our fresh Tilapia. Enrico Delfini runs this farm and prides himself on their commitment to the environment. His farm is full of generations of sustainable practices that truly set his Tilapia apart from the rest.

Fish Can't Save Themselves

by Bea James, senior manager of organic, natural and sustainable programs
Monday, May 23, 2011
Responsibly SourcedOur seafood departments have been navigating toward offering more and more sustainable seafood choices and I’m proud to say that since 2005 we have made significant strides toward this goal. Currently, over 50 percent of the seafood we sell is from sustainable wild-caught and aquaculture fisheries. We call our sustainable seafood program “Responsibly Sourced” and where ever you see that name in our seafood department you know your fish choice has come from a sustainable wild or farmed fishery.

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