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AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

Jun. 14, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since...

As clam harvesting declines, could farming be the answer?

Jun. 3, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Maine (AP) — John Hagan surveys a vast field of tidal mud and envisions a place where farmers will one day rake clams in a way that more closely resembles harvesting potatoes or carrots than shellfish. Whether New England's long history of harvesting clams endures might hinge on whether the...

Dairy farmer agrees to pay more than $24K for fish kill

May. 4, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

NEW VIENNA, Iowa (AP) — A dairy farmer has agreed to pay more than $24,000 in restitution and a penalty for manure runoff that Iowa authorities say killed more than 60,000 fish. The fish kill was reported Oct. 9 after carcasses were spotted in two creeks in Dyersville. Officials searched the area upstream...

City will use mussels as natural water-treatment plants

May. 3, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a first for the nation, Philadelphia officials have launched the first city-owned mussel hatchery as part of an effort to improve water quality in the Delaware River Basin. WHYY's PlanPhilly reports the city and five organizations committed Tuesday to create the hatchery and raise...

AP PHOTOS: Haitian ex-pats return to build lake enterprise

May. 3, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

FOND PARISIEN, Haiti (AP) — Two Haitian brothers came back to their homeland to build a livelihood on Lake Azuei, a turbulent expanse of water that has often been cruel to those living along its shore, flooding homes in the border town of Fond Parisien and blocking a key highway into the Dominican...

Wasabi Cracker-Crusted Salmon is a quick weeknight meal

Apr. 30, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

Wild salmon season starts very soon, so be on the lookout for it at your local market. But, you say, I can find salmon at my supermarket all year-round. Yes, you can, because farmed salmon, which is what you find fresh at the store all the time, doesn't really have a season; wild salmon does. Farmed salmon is...

Wasabi Cracker-Crusted Salmon is a quick weeknight meal

Apr. 30, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

Wild salmon season starts very soon, so be on the lookout for it at your local market. But, you say, I can find salmon at my supermarket all year-round. Yes, you can, because farmed salmon, which is what you find fresh at the store all the time, doesn't really have a season; wild salmon does. Farmed salmon is...

Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

Apr. 20, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Oh sprat! A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. Police says some 20 metric tons (22 tons) of sprat spilled out of the truck in Friday's accident in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. German...