It's not everyday that you meet someone like Jason Woods. He's loved to fish ever since he was a young boy and over the years, has tried his hand at most styles of commercial fishing. His current set-up he has found to be the most humane. Jason doesn't waste anything; there is no by-catch. On many fishing operations, hundreds or thousands of pounds of fish will be killed or discarded in order to catch a few. Jason selects each crab, fish, and sea urchin—it's a different kind of fishing.

The other character in this video from The Perennial Plate is Alberta Salazar, a former strawberry laborer from Oaxaca who now runs a community garden. She came to the U.S. as a teenager and worked in the strawberry fields for over 20 years. She is a proud, charismatic and influential woman who now works toward empowering her Mixteco community to know their rights.

In this video, the two stories combine through a seafood taco dinner feast.

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