Tips for avoiding fake grouper

Grouper is one of Florida’s most valuable commercial fisheries. In 2011 over 6.9 million pounds were landed in the state with an estimated dockside value of over $19 million. However,because of its economic value, popularity among consumers, and limited supply, grouper has been the target of species substitution and mislabeling by some wholesalers, restaurants, and…

The Blue Revolution

Where will our seafood come from in the future? There has been a truly amazing revolution going on in our lifetime. The past four decades have seen the birth and rapid growth of the world fish farming industry. Currently, almost half (47%) of seafood is produced by farming (also called aquaculture). If the industry continues…

A new raw oyster choice soon to be in market

Commercial Validation of Irradiation Technique Obtains FDA Approval A new processing method effective against harmful bacteria will give raw oyster lovers new options — and provide a boost to Florida’s oyster industry as well. Florida Sea Grant researchers have been working with industry partners in the Gulf of Mexico to develop the technical standards that…