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For small commercial fishermen in Alaska, the business can be boom or bust

by Sean McHenry Aug 22, 2018
Why one fisherman in Alaska won't leave the industry, despite the ups and downs.
Salmon fishermen hauling in salmon on July 1, 2015 in Newtok, Alaska.
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Cornwall's fishermen face up to post-Brexit realities

by Stephen Beard Nov 16, 2017
People working out of Britain's largest fishing port wonder what lies ahead.
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In the catfish economy, things are hopeful

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 21, 2017
Correcting trade balances is good for business and the country, says catfish farmer Townsend Kyser.
Townsend Kyser says economic optimism translates into more people eating out, which boosts his business.
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California fishermen, once blocked by conservationists, now work with them

by Andy Uhler Jun 19, 2017
Environmentalists in Morro Bay focus on getting fishermen back in the water with more sustainable practices.
Fish populations are tracked using data collected by fishermen working with the Morro Bay Community Quota Fund.
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Illegal fisherman are trawling the GDP in Sierra Leone

by Marie Keyworth Jun 2, 2016
Unreported and unregulated fishing is threatening Sierra Leone's local economy.

Salmon runs hit records, even as drought threatens future

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 22, 2014
Salmon are returning to the Columbia River at levels not seen in nearly a century.

Illegal catches hurt fishermen and fish populations

by Sally Herships Jun 13, 2014
As much as a third of wild-caught fish imported by the U.S. is caught illegally

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By The Numbers

Dog eats whale: Japanese company pulls whale-based dog treats

by Stephen Beard May 29, 2013
An Japanese company enrages conservationists for selling dog treats made from the meat of endangered fin whales.

U.S. fisheries floating on 17-year high

by Queena Kim Sep 20, 2012
The U.S. seafood catch hit a 17-year high last year. All regions of the country are showing increases. That's according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has just come out with its annual report.

How Americans came to love the lowly tuna

by Kai Ryssdal Aug 30, 2012
Author Andrew F. Smith explores how Americans became canned tuna's biggest fans.