Plaices of Eight

“Closing down markets to ‘pirate’ fish is the fastest way to eliminate the indiscriminate destruction IUU [Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated] fishing wreaks on coastal communities and the marine environment on which they depend.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7473)

Meanwhile, Florida scientists have developed a device that can genetically verify whether imported fish destined for dining tables is the popular firm-fleshed fillets of grouper or less expensive, potentially harmful Asian catfish. (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/02/06/us-usa-florida-fish-idUKKBN0LA00N20150206)

Group-arr.

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Weed

“Making weedy rice more competitive could exacerbate the problems it causes for farmers” as well as threatening genetic diversity. (http://www.nature.com/news/genetically-modified-crops-pass-benefits-to-weeds-1.13517)

Gene pool unwittingly drained by agrochemical meddlers intending only to pull the plug on indentured clients.