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Resource ID: #10764
Subject: Environment
Source: Mother Jones Magazine



"Battle for the Deep" spotlighted Arkansas-based Tyson Foods' quiet attempt to win ownership of a significant portion of Alaska's Bering Sea fishery. In 1992, Tyson bought an aging fleet with a formidable array of leagl problems. The article revealed Tyson's motivation: a proposed share plan under which the government would divide rights tot he fishery among compaies now fishing it, in proportion to their historic catch. The article was framd by a detailed account of the incredible waste associated with trawler fishing and a convicing argument that continuing down the presdent path will lead to the decimation of the fishery.

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