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WNYC News

Battle on the Water in Sheepshead Bay

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WNYC
The local assemblyman says quality of life concerns drove him to propose a ban on party boats. Boat captains and passengers say there is more to it than that.

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PRI's The World

Coral reefs can communicate with fish, and many of them are crying for help

Thursday, August 21, 2014

With corals in trouble around the world, researchers are examining the role of smell in telling fish to come to a healthy reef or stay away. That may help scientists find ways to manipulate the smells to help damaged reefs recover.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Was Your Seafood Dinner Illegally Caught?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The United States imports nearly 90 percent of its seafood, and according to a new study, nearly a third of imported seafood is caught illegally. Journalist Richard Conniff talks about illegal catches, mislabeled fish, seafood trafficking, and what is being done about the problem.

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Radiolab

Big Fish Stories Getting Littler

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

She found them in the Key West library: an old stash of "Look at What I Caught!" photos, proud fishermen showing off their big catch of the day back in the 1950s, '60s, '80s. As she looked, she noticed something odd. Something important.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Advice for Teachers; NYPL Pres. Anthony Marx; "Buyer & Cellar"; the Future of Fishing

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Veteran teacher Rafe Esquith shares what he’s learned and offers advice for rookie teachers and tenured faculty alike. New York Public Library President Anthony Marx talks about the library’s renovation project and the controversy it’s created. Playwright Jonathan Tolins and star Michael Urie on the off-Broadway play, “Buyer and Cellar.” And we’ll look at what’s happened to the Sea of Cortez when its fish population declined—it took the area’s economy down with it.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of the Global Fishery

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Science writer Erik Vance discusses the dismal future of the global fishery. His article “Emptying the World’s Aquarium” is in the August issue of Harper’s magazine.

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WNYC News

One Man's Search for the Elusive Snakehead Fish in Central Park

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

"It is its an aggressive fish," said angler Noel Rodriguez. "It's something that has to get out of this water."

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: Finnish Underwater Ice Fishing Mystery Finally Solved

Saturday, November 10, 2012

NPR

I'm going to take you somewhere, but before I do, I should warn you that there's something not quite right about what you'll see. This place I'm going to show you will be astonishingly beautiful. It will be cold. It will be wet. But it will also be a touch -- more than a touch -- mysterious. So watch carefully.

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: When You're Almost Extinct, Your Price Goes Up

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NPR

When a species gets rare, its market value rises. The higher its price, the more it's hunted. The more it's hunted, the rarer it gets. Not a happy cycle, and this keeps happening ...

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Life of the Law

Law in Translation

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Vietnamese fishing communities are still finding themselves grounded by the BP oil spill, one of the largest environmental disasters of the century. These fishermen and women are without adequate interpretation services and legal representation and are...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: The Maine Lobster Glut

Thursday, August 09, 2012

This year’s lobster catch from Maine to Massachusetts has been near historic highs, causing prices to drop. But you probably wouldn’t know that if you ordered the crustacean in a New York restaurant. Dave Casoni, a lobsterman in Cape Cod, talks about what he’s catching this year. He's joined by Bob Bayer, professor and director of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute. 

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The Takeaway

John Hockenberry, Halibut Fishing in Seattle

Friday, April 20, 2012

John Hockenberry is broadcasting from KUOW in Seattle this week. While he's in town, he's reporting on the city's diverse economy. Seattle may be home to industry leaders like Starbucks, Amazon, Microsoft, and Boeing, but the city grew up along the port, and the fishing industry is still a major part of Seattle's economy. John traveled to Seattle's Fisherman's Terminal to speak with a number of halibut fishermen who's families have spent generations in the industry. He talks to them about the fishing economy, the gossip on the boat, and, of course, what they think of "Deadliest Catch."

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: The Unexpected History of Eels

Friday, October 07, 2011

Eels were a crucial food source for Native Americans and early colonists, according to author James Prosek. He discusses their mysterious life cycles and explains why eel is never served raw in this week's episode of Last Chance Foods.

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The Takeaway

On Day 12 of Minnesota State Shutdown, Some Residents Losing Patience

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It's day twelve of the Minnesota government shutdown, now the longest state government shutdown in U.S. history. On the first of July, after Minnesota's Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders failed to enact a new budget, the state sent home 22,000 state workers and closed 66 state parks. All but the most essential services were put on pause. Even the websites are closed.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Fish

Monday, July 11, 2011

Time magazine’s Bryan Walsh discusses farmed fish. Fish are the last wild food, but our oceans are being picked clean. His article “The End of the Line” investigates whether farming fish can take the place of catching them.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Fishing Tackle

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. 

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Features

Where to Hit the Beach in New York City

Friday, May 27, 2011

It's time to stash the sleds and snowgear and dust off the boogie board: There's a beach in your borough in which you can lounge, slather on some sunblock and enjoy a good read. Don't forget to leave the cigarettes at home — city beaches are now smoke-free.

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The Takeaway

Gulf Residents Struggle with Stress, Uncertainty Over Oil Disaster

Friday, June 18, 2010

BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster hits the two month mark this weekend. Since April 20, oil has been gushing into the Gulf, wreaking havoc on the thousands who make a living from those waters. Natural disasters, like Hurricane Katrina, leave residents devastated but able to begin repair once the crisis passes. The current nightmare has lasted two months, and the oil already in the Gulf will cause longterm environmental damage even once the well is capped. What kind of toll do these unknowns take on people's mental health?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Swordfishboat Captain Returns

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Linda Greenlaw was America’s only female swordfishboat captain.

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On Being

James Prosek — Fishing with Mystery [remix]

Thursday, August 06, 2009

James Prosek is an artist, fly-fisher, author, and environmental activist who has always, as he puts it, found God "through the theater of nature." From a young age he has been fascinated by trout and now eel - which he sees as "mystical creatures" - and

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