Crawfish are native all over the world, but are especially abundant in North America and Northern Europe where traditions like the Swedish Kräftskiva typically involve eating a ton of them in one sitting. (Photo by Yvonne Rogell)

Celebrating summer Swedish style with an Old Ballard Kräftskiva

What better place than a shipyard in Ballard to throw a Kräftskiva — the traditional Swedish party to celebrate the summer's first crawfish catch.
Aug 25, 2016
A small-scale shrimp peeling factory in Karachi, Pakistan where children, mostly girls, work in abusive, unsanitary conditions rather than attending school. (Video still by Alex Stonehill)

Would you rather eat shrimp peeled by slaves, or by robots?

Automation is changing the way seafood like shrimp is processed. But will it uplift the women who currently do that work, or just take their jobs?
Jan 21, 2016
Tuna loins are offloaded at Waepure, one of the Indonesian fishing villages involved in the new Fair Trade tuna program. (Photo by Paul Hilton / Fair Trade USA)

Fair trade seafood, coming soon to your grocery store

Haunted by horror stories from fisheries in the Global South? A new fair trade seafood labeling system is on the way.
Mar 6, 2015
A salmon carcass on the banks of the Fraser River in British Columbia. Salmon spawn in Canadian rivers, but pass through American waters and are caught by Washington fishermen. (Photo by Todd Gordon Brown)

Warm waters strain shared BC-Washington salmon fishery

Unseasonably warm water and a toxic mining spill in BC have meant a tough season for Puget Sound salmon fishermen.
Sep 22, 2014
Shrimp for sale at a fish market in Thailand, the largest exporter of shrimp in the world. (Photo by EJF)

Something’s fishy with Thai seafood imports

It’s local seafood season — all the more reason to examine your consumption of foreign seafood imports.
Jun 11, 2014
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Pollution, overfishing threaten livelihood of Peruvian fishermen

Marcelino Coila Choque is from a family of fishermen in Peru. From his small village along Lake Titicaca, he has watched the water turn opaque with pollution from the expanding city of Puno.  Radio journalist Sara Shahriari and Photojournalist Noah Friedman-Rudovsky follow Coila Choque on his morning fishing rounds in an audio slideshow. 
Oct 1, 2012