A lobster, up close, with a blue rubber band on its claw.

Do lobsters feel pain? The British Parliament wants to know.


The British parliament is currently considering whether to include invertebrates, like lobsters, in a new animal welfare bill that would mean the end of live-lobster boiling.

Red gloved hands grab a fish out of a huge pile of silver skinned salmon.

Alaska’s seafood industry waits for China tariff pain

Frozen fish imported from Japan are seen at a storage facility at Ladkrabang customs in Bangkok, Thailand.

Why the West should care about Thailand’s new fight against fishing slavery

Eating a mussel

To understand climate change, look at it from a mussel’s perspective

The "Octopus Church" is an octagonal church on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia. It's built over a ceremonial site for an octopus deity.

The octopus church of French Polynesia may have you rethink your next seafood dinner

A man offers his fish for sale at a central fish market in Athens, Greece.

Seven questions you should ask to try to make sure your fish wasn’t caught by slaves


Americans eat far less seafood than they do meat, but there’s still a long way to go before they chow down on salmon and shrimp in a truly ethical and sustainable manner. Author Paul Greenberg offers facts and tips for making your daily catch a little greener.

In this Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 photo, Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. They said they lived on a few bites of

The seafood you eat may have been caught by slaves


Thousands of men from Myanmar and other southeast Asian countries are being used as slaves to catch fish that may end up on American dinner tables. The Associated Press uncovered the story and followed the distribution trail to the United States.


At New Year’s tables across China, this year’s culinary bling: Maine lobster


Holidays around the world often revolve around food — think turkey at Thanksgiving or unleavened bread during Passover. In China, food is an important part of the Chinese New Year celebration — but what’s on the menu this year is not exactly local.

Blue Marlin

Saving our fisheries and feeding a growing population are both possible


In a new book, The Perfect Protein, Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless says that through better fisheries management, we can find “the potential for unimaginable, renewable abundance” that will be able to feed a rapidly growing human population in the coming decades. He also gives five tips for eating seafood.

A freshly caught lobster sits in a holding tank before being delivered to a wholesaler in Portland, Maine.

Here’s how the low-rent lobster became an expensive global star


Lobster implies luxury — no matter how it’s prepared or where you’re eating it. But not long ago, lobsters in the US were so cheap and unwanted that eating them was considered “cruel and unusual punishment.” Here’s how that changed.