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Perspective — August 20, 2013, 4:11 pm

On the Trouble with Farmed Shrimp

The Mexican government announces a state of emergency following a mass shrimp die-off in the Sea of Cortez

Shrimp-farm worker, Sea of Cortez, Mexico. © Dominic Bracco II

Suggestion — August 15, 2013, 8:00 am

Four Steps Toward Guilt-free Seafood

What can we do to address the collapsing global fishery?

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Letter from the Sea of Cortez — From the August 2013 issue

Emptying the World’s Aquarium

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The dismal future of the global fishery

Postcard — July 31, 2013, 8:00 am

Two Fish, One Fish, Don’t Fish, Ton Fish

How one community on the Sea of Cortez restored its fishery — and its economy — by stopping fishing altogether

© Dominic Bracco II

Special Feature — July 24, 2013, 1:55 pm

After the Fish Are Gone: A Short Documentary

A generation of change in the Sea of Cortez

Photograph (detail) by Dominic Bracco II

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