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People helping turtles, turtles helping people

On the Pacific coast of Mexico, all five species of sea turtles (green, hawksbill, loggerhead, olive ridley and leatherback) have declined over the past century due to illegal poaching and incidental capture in fishing nets. One of the… Read More
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Sardine Sandwich, Anyone? Anyone???

by Roz Cummins I don’t know why, but the phrase “sardine sandwich” conjures up images of the Depression for me. Maybe I grew up watching too many cartoons from that era featuring hobos eating tins of sardines as… Read More
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California Lawmakers Propose Shark Fin Ban

California lawmakers recently announced a proposal that would make it illegal to possess or sell shark fins.  This is in an effort to restrict shark finning, a process where the fins and tails are cut from living sharks…. Read More
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Giving Swordfish the Green Light (and a red flag)

Many years ago I had a job where I had to sort through old files containing papers that related to several authors’ past proposed book projects. Most had been successful, resulting in a book being published – sometimes… Read More
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Fish on Fridays: consumer demand for seafood rises during Lent

Seafood sales in the United States rise perceptibly during Lent. Many restaurants see a jump in fish orders on Fridays and holy days during this period. Some accommodate the increased demand by adding extra seafood options to their… Read More
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Kick off your Mardis Gras celebrations with Poppy Tooker’s Seafood Gumbo

Lent, the Christian season of penance and introspection leading up to Easter Sunday, begins on Ash Wednesday. In most Catholic cultures, Lent is a season of ritual fasting and the preceding few days were considered a time to… Read More
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