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Fishing Gear 101: Handlines – Entice and Hook

Consumers often ask us to describe various types of fishing gear and explain which ones cause the most destruction to the ocean. Another frequent question is why our seafood ratings for a particular species differ depending on the… Read More
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Fishing Gear 101: Coastal Net Gears – The Trappers

**Credit for feature photo: Jay Fleming http://www.jayflemingphotography.com/.  Consumers often ask us to describe various types of fishing gear and explain which ones cause the most destruction to the ocean. Another frequent question is why our seafood ratings for a… Read More
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Industrialization of the oceans: Is it time to dive into the “blue economy”?

When I was a kid, I spent most of my summer days exploring my local Long Island beach. I’d watch birds, build sand castles and—ever the entrepreneur—would dig up quahog clams to sell, for a quarter each, to… Read More
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