IFCNR

IFCNR is proud to welcome Kelsy Armstrong as Director of IFCNR. Armstrong possesses many qualities and experiences that will equip IFCNR for success. She joins us after spending five years with the National Park Service, where she put her impressive talents and skills to work. During...

As many of you know, IFCNR seeks out opportunities for social change. A seemingly impossible task when you consider all that could change, and all that should change. However, if we explore the voices of ancient Greek gods and goddesses, we may find inspiration within...

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” - Adam Smith Capital is many things to many philosophers of economics.  In the 18th Century Adam Smith saw it...

China today has the second largest economy in the world in terms of its nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) determined from the market value of goods produced. It’s number one by virtue of purchasing power parity or GDP PPP. Soon such economic hairsplitting will be...

Fish consumption worldwide has doubled since 1960 to 20 kg per person per year in spite of the fact that capture fisheries continue their downward production spiral. That was the message Manuel Brange, director of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resource Division (FIA),...

January 3, 2016 the CBS television news magazine show, “60 Minutes,” announced to the viewing world that the United States is being flooded by Mafia-controlled inferior extra virgin olive oil.  They labeled the scandal “Agromafia” and claimed as much as 80 percent of imported extra...

One of the primary, if not the primary catalyst behind efforts to develop a sustainable, eco-friendly, aquaculture system came from a desire to address certain environmental problems associated with traditional aquaculture. After nearly 20 years of companies developing and testing a truly commercial scale bio-secure, recirculating...

Forest dieback is a phrase taking hold in global environmental circles.  Put simply, it describes the trend of declining acreage needed to support groupings of trees vital to the Earth and humankind’s survival.  Forests globally are experiencing mortalities among their constituent trees.  These mortalities universally...

Two years ago, a friend encouraged me to read an obscure book titled ‘The Most Important Fish in the Sea’ (H. Bruce Franklin, published in 2007) about a fish I had never heard of named menhaden and it profoundly changed my awareness about the significant...

by David Wills Daily, among a myriad of activities we hope and believe will make a real difference to the earth and our neighbors around us, we constantly review hundreds of stories and reports offering conflicting and even contradictory versions of the state of fish and...