A fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico. Catch share programs allot fishermen a portion of the catch in advance, in hopes of keeping them from racing each other to sea, sometimes in risky weather. These programs are controversial. They also work, a new study finds. Courtesy of John Rae hide caption

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Eddie Salmeron of the California Ghetto Carping club holds the 50-pound carp he caught in Los Angeles' MacArthur Park. Eddie Salmeron hide caption

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Fishermen Catch 50-Pound Carp In The Middle Of Los Angeles

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This shark may look menacing, but sautee it and drizzle some lemon caper sauce on top, and this dogfish becomes doggone delicious. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Would You Eat This Fish? A Shark Called Dogfish Makes A Tasty Taco

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Boats sit on the beach at Bahia Almirantazgo in Antarctica. An agreement was reached on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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Micro-fish caught by Ben Cantrell: (top row) bleeding shiner, knobfin sculpin, (bottom row) plateau darter and bantam sunfish. Courtesy of Ben Cantrell hide caption

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Little Fish Tales: Micro Fishers Focus On The Species, Not Size

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The underwater construction skills of the caddis fly larva have caught the interest of bioengineers. The larva tapes and glues pebbles together to form a sturdy protective case. Josh Cassidy/KQED hide caption

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Peruvian anchoveta being processed at a fish meal factory in Lima in 2009. The small forage species has been heavily fished. Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A foreign fishing boat that was caught in Indonesian territorial waters is blown up by Indonesian authorities in Kuala Langsa, Aceh Province on Tuesday. Indonesia sank more than 20 fishing boats Tuesday as part of a stepped up campaign against illegal fishing in its waters. Januar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Luna, a German shepherd-husky mix, survived in the wild for five weeks after swimming 2 miles to shore when she fell off her owner's fishing boat. U.S. Navy - Naval Base Coronado Via Facebook hide caption

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Rock shrimp from Florida used to be considered too hard-shelled to be worthwhile as commercial seafood. A custom-made machine to crack and split them has made the sweet crustaceans a favorite for Orlando chef Jessica Tantalo, who prepared them as part of Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans. Eve Troeh for NPR hide caption

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Herring are delicious, with flaky, mild meat and oil that sizzles on their skin when grilled over a flame. Chefs and ocean advocates have been promoting the environmental and health benefits of eating small fish like this. But the case of the San Francisco Bay's herring shows some of the obstacles to spreading that message. Alastair Bland for NPR hide caption

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The captain and crew of the Moriah Lee pose with sablefish caught off the coast of Half Moon Bay, Calif. A new study found that fishermen in the West Coast sablefishery were much less likely to engage in risky behavior — like sailing out in stormy weather — after catch share quotas were implemented. Courtesy of Ethan Righter hide caption

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