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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On November 11, 2019
The story of how humans are turning the ocean into an ecologically barren trash-strewn watery desert is even more depressing than most contemporary environmental news. Researchers studying baby fish off the coast of Hawaii announced a troubling discovery on Monday.  Minuscule plastic particles are clustering at the ocean’s surface and mixing with critical sources of […]

The End of Fish

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On May 24, 2017

As the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determines whether the bluefin tuna should be listed under the Endangered Species Act (spoiler: under Trump it won’t), it’s worth noting that even

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Of course Trump not only eats at McDonald’s, but prefers the Filet o Fish. This may actually be a greater crime than putting ketchup on steak. That is a righteously disgusting sandwich, a concoction evidently created to give Catholics something to eat on Fridays but never improved over its original invention in 1962, a true […]

Mislabled Fish

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On January 15, 2017

I am not generally the biggest fish fan in the world, and the intellectual jumps Catholics make to say fish is not meat is just hilarious to the outsider, but I do like good sushi, oysters, lobster ro

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Trout Fishing in America

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On April 14, 2015
The bull trout, an endangered trout species of the Pacific Northwest and southwest Canada, in part because of introduced brook trout. The cost of trout fishing upon our river ecosystems is high. That’s because we’ve industrialized the trout, like we’ve industrialized so many animals. Twenty-eight million Americans will buy freshwater fishing licenses this year. Eight […]

Shrimp Sourcing

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On November 3, 2014

We can pass regulations forcing corporations to divulge sourcing. But unless those regulations come with more stick than carrot, the corporations will fib. See the ever-exploitative shrimp industry: I

Billy Frank, Jr., RIP

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On May 9, 2014
Billy Frank, Jr., the Nisqually fishing rights advocate, has died at the age of 83. Frank was a key figure in pressing Native American fishing claims in Washington during the 1960s and 1970s. This was a time with plummeting salmon runs thanks to industrialization, stream bed and water degradation, and massive overfishing. Of course, the […]

Selenium

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On November 16, 2013

This is not an acceptable decision from the EPA during a Democratic administration: Today, the Environmental Protection Agency allowed the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection to change how

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