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Mar 12th

Catching Large Fish Leaves You With Only Small Fish To Catch

For decades, a principal idea of fisheries management has been to catch the large fish, and leave the small fish behind so they can reproduce and contribute to the next generation. To most of you, this probably sounds like a good idea for sustaining fish populations. But what if I told you that maybe it is not such a good idea after all…

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Feb 26th

Farmed Fish Rise, While Wild Fish Remain in Trouble

For nearly all of human history, people have been hunter-gatherers. Agriculture has been a very recent development. On land, domestication dominates our food system—cows, chickens, pigs, and vegetables that we have greatly changed from their wild progenitors. Yet when it comes to food from the sea, hunter-gatherers have continued to dominate, right through to the industrialized present. But that’s about to change. For a wild-fish lover like me—and likely you, too—this passing of an ancient era may be a little disappointing.

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