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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 without climate change drastically changing the temperature and pH balance of the oceans, humans’ insatiable appetite for fish would ensure that basically every species […]
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Above: Slaves in the fishing industry, more beneficiaries of free trade Seafood industry publications are already talking up the expansion of Vietnamese fish exports under the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But what guarantees will there be that the people producing this fish are not slaves, an endemic problem throughout southeast Asia? What kind of enforcement mechanism will […]
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Shrimp and Slavery

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On January 10, 2016
Your monthly LGM reminder that if you buy shrimp from supermarkets, you probably are buying a product produced by slaves: Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours, No. 31 and his wife stood in the factory that […]
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