How Rules Fuel Populist Anger in Rural America

One Democrat attempts to flip the script by speaking out against government red tape.

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On the Cajun Coast, a Chef Grapples With Threats to a Seafood Tradition

From her New Orleans restaurant, Melissa Martin sees the environmental damage that could end the region’s rich culture of food and fishing.

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Sea Scallops Farmed in Maine Aren’t Just Sustainable. They’re Helping Their Habitat.

There are only a handful of these farms in the United States, most run by fishing families in Maine. But their number is growing.

#fish-farming, #fishing-commercial, #maine, #scallops

Oyster Farmers Who Feared Going Broke Brace for Summer Boom

When restaurants closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the nationwide market for oysters cratered. That’s not the end of the story.

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Why That Salmon on Your Plate Might Have Been a Vegetarian

Pescatarians take note: Farmed fish are eating more veggies and less wild fish, according to new research. That’s good news for nature.

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That Salmon on Your Plate Might Have Been a Vegetarian

Pescatarians take note: Farmed fish are eating more veggies and less wild fish, according to new research. That’s good news for nature.

#biodiversity, #clams, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-farming, #food, #nature-journal, #oysters, #research, #salmon, #trout

Wisconsin Official Traded Sturgeon Research Eggs for Caviar, Prosecutors Say

Ryan Koenigs, a biologist who oversees the state’s sturgeon spearing season in Lake Winnebago, is accused of accepting $20,000 worth of caviar in an illegal bartering scheme.

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On the Shores of Cape Cod, Where the Oyster Is Their World

Pollution, development and overharvesting have greatly diminished America’s natural oyster habitat. Aquaculture and adaptable farmers have changed the game.

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Managing the Majestic Jumbo Flying Squid

Warming waters attributed to climate change help fill people’s pockets and dinner plates.

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For This Tribe, Saving a River Means Saving the Sturgeon

The Yakama Nation has been raising fish to release back into the Columbia River for more than a decade. Now, its hatchery is also producing caviar.

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Is It Time to Give Up on Fish Oil?

Fish clearly has health benefits, but fish oil supplements may not carry the same ones.

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