Disclosure: It may be hard to eat fish and crabs in New York City after watching this video. Daniel Lombroso, who lives in Queens, documented poaching that occurs in Jamaica Bay, which has been a superfund site for many years due to the dumping of various forms of waste. Some of the poached wildlife includes turtles, eels, crabs, fish, and clams. While the poachers claim its for personal consumption, the amount being collected makes it more likely to be sold on the market. With the site still being considered a superfund site, the risks of consuming this seafood are severe. From a viewer’s perspective, it seems like the solutions would be better law enforcement practices around the water, along with signs in various languages warning of the risks. The video from the New Yorker is below.
“In Daniel Lombroso’s “Greywater,” a Queens resident discovers an alleged wildlife- poaching ring in his backyard. An investigation reveals a deeper crisis of environmental injustice.”Image/Video Credits: The New Yorker