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Rockfish returns — to soup bowls
Rockfish returns — to soup bowls

Now that we've saved the fish, can we save the fishermen? The Pacific rockfish went from near ubiquity to nearly endangered, but today it is a sustainability success story. On top of that, it is everything even the shyest of eaters could want in seafood: It's a firm, white-fleshed fish with a clean, mild flavor. But despite all of that, it's hard to find rockfish at most mainstream markets, and it's nearly impossible to find it on restaurant menus. And if there's nobody buying the fish, pretty soon the small, local fishermen who make a living from it will go out of business. The rockfish's recent history is enough to give a reasonably attentive observer...

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