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Biologist Shaun Clements counts down the seconds before emptying a vial of synthetic DNA into a stream near Alsea, Oregon. Jes Burns/Oregon Public Broadcasting/EarthFix hide caption

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Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters. stock_colors/Getty Images hide caption

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Scan of an armored poacher, Xeneretmus triacanthus. UW Collection/Courtesy of Adam Summers hide caption

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From 'The Water's Edge To The Cutting Edge': Fish Skeletons, CT Scans And Engineering

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Fish Have Feelings, Too: The Inner Lives Of Our 'Underwater Cousins'

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The 80-year-old Tsukiji Fish Market currently sits on some of the most valuable land in Tokyo, with easy access to wholesalers, retailers and tourists. Naomi Gingold for NPR hide caption

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For Tokyo's Famed Fish Market, A Dreaded Death And A Hopeful Rebirth

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The half-naked hatchetfish, shown here munching on a shrimp, is just one of many billions of mesopelagic ocean fish that migrate up and down the water column each day to hunt food and avoid predators. Wikimedia hide caption

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Mysterious Ocean Buzz Traced To Daily Fish Migration

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health advise against eating any fish from the Lower Passaic because it may be contaminated with toxic chemicals. But Owaldo Avad says he's been catching and consuming fish like these from the river for eight years. Sarah Gonzalez/WNYC hide caption

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New Jersey River Polluters Fund Toxic Fish Swap — But There's A Snag

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Zach Whitener, research associate at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, holds a cod while collecting samples for a study. Gulf of Maine Research Institute hide caption

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Why Is It So Hard To Save Gulf Of Maine Cod? They're In Hot Water

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Yellowtail jack (Seriola lalandi) at HSWRI in San Diego. Courtesy of HSWRI hide caption

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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

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Kumu (sp. Parupeneus porphyreus). The Whitesaddle Goatfish has a special place in Hawaiian culture. In ancient Hawaii, the fish were used in offerings to the gods. Courtesy of Derek Yoshinori Wada hide caption

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Lake herring roe at the Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais, Minn. Some workers at the market call it "Lake Superior Gold." Derek Montgomery for NPR hide caption

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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

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