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High-tech Hunting
Photograph by Brian Skerry

Hunted with the help of GPS, echo sounders, and other sophisticated gear, fish don't stand a chance against trawlers like Northern Hawk, skippered by Barry Fitzpatrick off Alaska. One target: pollock, a fish once used as animal feed but now in high demand for products such as frozen fish sticks—an example of how overfishing creates new markets for formerly less desirable species.

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