August 14, 2010 |
With a global population pressing against food supplies and vast areas of the ocean swept clean of fish, tiny AquaBounty Technologies Inc. of Waltham, Mass., says it can help feed the world. The firm has developed genetically engineered salmon that reach market weight in half the usual time. What's more, it hopes to avoid the pollution, disease and other problems associated with saltwater fish farms by having its salmon raised in inland facilities. The Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve what would be the nation's first commercial genetically modified food animal.
March 11, 2010
Sockeye salmon with green garlic and favas Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Sockeye salmon is available from fish markets and select well-stocked markets. Green garlic is available seasonally from farmers markets and select well-stocked supermarkets. 2 pounds whole fava beans 4 (5-ounce) skin-on fillets sockeye salmon Salt and pepper 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cups thinly sliced green garlic, from about 4 stalks cleaned and sliced crosswise (both white and green parts)
August 2, 2011 |
A coalition of nearly 30 organizations in the animal agriculture industry sent a letter to the heads of the House and Senate on Tuesday, asking lawmakers not to intervene as the Food and Drug Administration considers whether to approve genetically engineered salmon as food. The letter comes more than a month after the House approved an amendment, by voice acclamation, to an appropriations bill that would strip the FDA of funding to study the salmon. On July 15, members of the House and Senate sent letters to the FDA asking it to abandon its consideration of modified salmon as food, and threatened to propose legislation to bar further study of the fish if the agency does not comply.
September 16, 2009 |
Fisheries managers announced Tuesday that they would enhance but not significantly alter the government's current strategy for saving salmon from extinction in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, drawing criticism from conservationists. The long-awaited review left intact key components of the George W. Bush administration's controversial 2008 "biological opinion," which concluded that salmon could be kept alive on the Columbia and Snake rivers without removing dams or significantly increasing water flows.
June 23, 2012 |
When I was in college, breakfast of toasted bagel, cream cheese and lox eaten with the Sunday paper spread all over the table seemed like a wonderful luxury. Later I discovered the nuances of gum-free cream cheese and the bialys and Nova from Russ & Daughters and Barney Greengrass in New York. (Barney Greengrass has an outpost on the top floor of Barneys New York in Beverly Hills.) Satiny smoked salmon or other fish can be enjoyed other ways as well. Here are a few places to find superior smoked fish in the L.A. area.
December 28, 2012 |
Smoked salmon sold at Wal-Mart's Sam's Club stores nationwide is being recalled in 42 states, including California, and Puerto Rico amid listeria concerns. The fish was produced by a Miami subsidiary of Multiexport Foods Inc. in conjunction with Tampa Bay Fisheries Inc. The companies are pulling the product “with an overabundance of caution,” according to a Wal-Mart statement . The listeria monocytogenes bacteria - which can cause fatal infections in the elderly, the young and those with weak immune systems, and lead to fever, nausea and diarrhea in other victims - was discovered during a standard lab test on a shipment of the salmon that hadn't been distributed to stores, according to Wal-Mart.
October 25, 2013 |
When the Sacramento River runs high after a big storm, floodwaters rush into the Yolo Bypass, which carries them away from California's capital city to the river's downstream delta. In most years, the floodwaters quickly drain away. But what would happen if the bypass was full of water for longer periods when migrating salmon could use it? Would that provide salmon with the benefits of a natural floodplain and boost the struggling populations of Central Valley Chinook? A team of researchers conducting experiments in the bypass are coming up with some encouraging results. In February, they released thousands of juvenile Chinook salmon from a hatchery in two areas of harvested rice fields that served as bypass research plots.
September 8, 1995 |
A federal judge extended a ban on commercial chinook salmon fishing in southeast Alaska on Thursday, saying Alaska had failed to make a good-faith effort to abide by the 10-year-old Pacific Salmon Treaty. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein's preliminary injunction, issued at the request of Pacific Northwest Indian tribes and the states of Washington and Oregon, extends the ban through Sept. 30. Rothstein ruled that Alaska was jeopardizing the salmon run by overfishing.
December 15, 2007 |
Infestations of sea lice at salmon farms on Canada's west coast are threatening local wild pink salmon populations and could result in their extinction in four years, Canadian researchers said Thursday. Scientists collected nearly four decades of data on the numbers of pink salmon in rivers along the central coast of British Columbia, comparing the wild populations exposed to salmon farms to those not exposed.
October 5, 2004 |
Migrating salmon carry pollutants that contaminate other fish in freshwater spawning areas, a recent study says. In an Alaskan lake where sockeye salmon spawn and die, Arctic grayling showed chemical levels at least four times higher than grayling in a nearby lake where salmon did not migrate. Researchers reported they were unsure if the graylings ate dead salmon or their eggs. The graylings' level of chlorinated fatty acids does not threaten human health, but the long-term effects are unknown.