Clare Leschin-Hoar

Clare Leschin-Hoar covers fishing and sustainable seafood. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Scientific American, Eating Well, and many more. In May, she was selected as a 2011 Seafood Champion by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Follow her on Twitter.

The big blue: Can deepwater fish farming be sustainable?

An experimental fish farm floating off the Big Island of Hawaii has the whole world watching.

Can carnivorous farmed fish go vegetarian?

The aquaculture industry has long fed wild fish to farmed fish, putting a huge dent in ocean ecosystems. Will new vegetarian feed improve aquaculture's footprint, or just muddy the waters?

Fleeced again: How microplastic causes macro problems for the ocean

On Black Friday, outdoor retailer Patagonia took out a full-page ad in The New York Times asking readers to “buy less and to reflect before you spend a dime.” Beside a photo of their iconic fleece jacket, the headline read: …

Small fish, big ocean: Saving Pacific forage fish

Photo: Eric Ch A few weeks ago, we told you about the contentious debate over the fate of a tiny fish known as menhaden. Meanwhile, a similar concern is quietly surfacing over several other varieties of small “forage fish” that …

Good menhaden are hard to find

The Atlantic population of these tiny but important fish is under dire threat -- and the repercussions for entire ecosystems are vast. Will the commission tasked with protecting them bump up conservation efforts in time?

Ocean of trouble: Report warns of offshore fish farming dangers

In light of the FDA's recent approval of genetically engineered salmon, the latest Food & Water Watch report on open-ocean aquaculture might leave some advocates feeling a little clammy.

Feds help GMO salmon swim upstream

Although the FDA approval process has been stalled, a new grant from the USDA suggests salmon may yet become the first genetically engineered animal to be approved for human consumption.

Big Food exerts unhealthy influence on America's nutritionists

If their annual conference is any indication, the organization that defines nutrition in this country -- The American Dietetic Association -- works very closely with processed-food titans like Monsanto, Hershey's, Coca-Cola, and Cargill.

Small fry: The case for smaller fish portions

New science says smaller fillets are more sustainable -- but not just for the reasons you'd expect.