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Fish 101: Every Fish Has a Tale

Eating fish these days is a game of bait and switch: what you think you’re buying isn’t what you get.

Fish 101: Developing-World Fisheries

The challenges of developing-nation fisheries look very different from those of their commercially developed brethren.

Fish 101: Eco-Labels

Buying seafood is easy. Sourcing seafood responsibly is not. Consumers and retailers alike must wade through growing lists of health and environmental considerations when purchasing responsible seafood.

Fish 101: Fisheries Management

How can you regulate something you can’t see? That seemingly impossible task is exactly the core mission of fisheries managers.

Fish 101: Pirate Fishing

Piracy pays. Growing seafood demand, combined with fewer fish, poor traceability systems, and a vast ocean impossible to patrol adds up to big returns for illegal fishers.

Fish 101: Catch Shares

At one time almost all fishers fished as much as they could, as fast as they could, racing to catch as many fish as possible before the season ended or the total catch landed by all fishers reached its legal, predetermined cap.

Fish 101: Overfishing

Large commercial fishing vessels more closely resemble space ships than boats. Wall-to-wall electronics allow captains to “see” beneath the surface to find ever-scarcer fish.

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