Tag: sustainable fishing

Mar 30

Fukushima vs Deepwater Horizon: political reactions

April 2010: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. During three months, oil flows unabated. This is the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of oil extraction. The explosion kills 11 men. The spill caused extensive environmental damage to marine and wildlife habitats, as well as economic damage to the fishing and tourism industries. March 2011: …

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Jun 30

Attempts Toward Sustainable Fishing: Part III

A Carp by Any Other Name Would Taste So Delicious Asian carp, originally brought to America in the 1970s to clean ponds, has since escaped to major waterways, reproduced at lightening speed, and has now become an invasive species.  Able to grow up to 100 pounds, these carp eat so much that they threaten other …

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Jun 28

Attempts Toward Sustainable Fishing: Part II

Dolphin Fishing in Japan In the historic fishing village of Taiji, there is an annual dolphin hunt that takes place for sport.  This culling (or selective slaughter to reduce the dolphin population) in Taiji is a tradition that is mostly unknown to Japanese outside this town because the fishermen hide it from view.  Dolphin hunting …

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Jun 23

Attempts for Sustainable Fishing, Part One

Shark Fin Soup When my sister recently got married, my parents and I traveled to Taiwan to throw a wedding banquet so our entire family could be together.  My parents splurged on one of the fancy menus at the banquet hall so that my sister would have “nothing but the best”.  As we ate course …

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