The Sustainable Seafood Myth

[by Brendan Smith, Original posted by Grist Magazine] Stroll by any Whole Foods seafood counter and you will see color-coded fish: Green for fully sustainable, yellow for partially sustainable, and red for fish threatened by overfishing or grown on polluting fish...

BP: No Friend of the Oysterman

[By Brendan Smith, original posted on HuffingtonPost] With gallows humor, my fellow oystermen around the country have been passing around a Youtube clip of a 1960 educational film produced by the oil industry entitled “Lifeline to an Oyster.” This reel...

The Last Oyster Haul?

By Brendan Smith Thanks to greenhouse gas emissions, it’s looking like my days as a commercial fisherman are numbered. I’ve been working the sea on-and-off my whole life. At 15 years old I quit high school to work the lobster boats out of Lynn, MA; later I...