Below is a sampling of my work from 7 years in full-time journalism for global seafood industry news websites and community newspapers. Now a psychotherapist, I continue to write on the side.
When one of the worst winters in recent history hit California's crops in 2007, farmworkers flooded into the Central Coast town of Santa Maria looking for work. Here's how the non-profit community responded as individual stories of farmworker struggle and triumph unfolded.
Vessels controlled by Korea-based Dongwon Industries dumped 50 gallons of oil at a time into the sea, allege lawyers.
As China's infamous pollock processing industry teeters on the brink of collapse, one Seattle-based couple sees big opportunities for its China-based fish processing business. Here's why.
U.S. officials say Thailand's lackluster crack-down in human trafficking in the fishing industry led to its dismal ranking on its annual Trafficking in Persons report, casting a dark shadow over the many US shrimp companies that source from the country.
Before Seattle's pioneering $15 minimum wage law came to be, restaurateurs warned it would halt future culinary debuts. Yet these days, the blistering pace of restaurant openings shows the apocalypse predicted then isn't happening...at least not yet.
Ever wonder what it takes to get a fish farm approved off the coast of California? Try public persuasion, smart planning and the fortune working with open minded government officials. For Catalina Sea Ranch, now the key is funding.
Legal experts say the owner of canned tuna giant Chicken of the Sea is likely to fight an uphill battle with the DOJ in order pull off its Bumble Bee Foods acquisition plan.
Scientists are on alert as record sea surface temperatures continue to persist off the West Coast, leaving big question marks hanging over fish's ability to cope.
What if seafood wholesalers could collect bids for large-volume buys in a transparent online marketplace?
This was Nova Scotia, Canada-based startup Ocean Executive’s pitch to investors last week.
Find out how famed oyster farm and restaurant founder Skip Bennett risked everything to make his business on the water work.
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute launches an all-out push to get athletes hooked on canned wild salmon.
Heavy rain in Indonesia, a drought in Thailand and the lingering impacts of last year’s typhoon in the Philippines cast a long shadow over blue swimmer crab supply in 2014.