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Orange Roughy

A slimehead by any other name should never be on your plate

biology, deep sea, ecology, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceOctober 26, 2011

Slimehead is not a word you would expect to find on the menu of a fancy restaurant. Like dolphin*, toothfish*, goosefish*, mudbug*, hog*, and gizzard fish*, slimeheads have undergone a bit re-branding over the last few decades to make their name as palatable as their fillets. Enter the Orange Roughy, a dull, uninspired name that […]

Greenwashing – Is there really a sustainable Orange Roughy fishery?

biology, Conservation, deep sea, ecology, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Ocean of Pseudoscience Week, ScienceSeptember 6, 2010

Wandering through the grocery store the other day, I noticed something strange in the fish bin. Now, in general I’m pretty conscious of where my fish comes from, how it was caught, whether the fishery as a whole or the specific population is sustainable. I pay attention to those details and I can usually tell […]

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