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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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Cannibal Lobsters

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On July 28, 2013
Let’s take massive overfishing and combine it with rapidly worsening climate change. What you end up with is a nightmare of cannibalistic lobsters, not to mention a Maine fishing economy desperately holding on for survival. Here’s a great infographic explaining what the larger article explores in more detail.

The End of Fish

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On April 8, 2013
It’s a good thing the Chinese don’t eat fish because this would be a problem: However, over the past few years, fishery resources in the river have witnessed a severe decline, with the river’s ecological system currently on the verge of collapsing, according to Zhao Yimin, head of a fishery resource office with the Ministry […]

Fish Stories

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On March 13, 2013

The Center for Investigative Reporting has an outstanding animation up about fish politics and who controls the fisheries. Essentially, the catch shares system for regulating fisheries has turned into

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