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PODCAST: Lee van der Voo Unravels the Mysteries of America's Seafood Industry

Who owns our coastal riches? What does "sustainable seafood" really mean? And how can consumers net the best stuff? In her new book, The Fish Market, the Portland journalist goes deep.

By Ramona DeNies November 22, 2016

Portland journalist Lee van der Voo grew up on the East Coast fishing with her family for fun. Years later, a friendly wager convinced her that America’s seafood industry merited a more serious investigation. From catch shares to the controversies swirling within today’s “sustainable seafood" movement, she goes deep with her new book, The Fish Market: Inside the Big Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate.

On this episode of The Long Play, we chat with van der Voo about what it’s like to be a small fisherman in an era of mega tankers, who really owns our coastal riches, and how you can make better choices at the grocery store.

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Audio production by Samala Coffey

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