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From Cat Food to Sushi Counter: The Strange Rise of the Bluefin Tuna

Several decades ago, the very same fish were essentially worthless worldwide.  People caught them for fun along the Atlantic Coast—especially in Nova Scotia,  Maine and Massachusetts—and though few ever ate their catch, they didn’t usually  let the tuna go, either. During the height of the tuna sport fishing craze in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s,  the big fish were weighed and photographed, then sent to landfills. Others were  mashed up into pet food. more@smithsonianmag.com  18:16