Why Pricey Scallops Couldn’t Save a Mexican Fishing Village

In “White gold fever,” an audio story produced with Snap Judgment, Esther Honig details how the discovery of a massive bed of callo de hacha, a prized scallop, could have saved a struggling Mexican fishing village. But it didn’t work out that way.

The story was included in Food Policy Watchs newsletter, as well as The Electric‘s ‘Sunday Reads.’ (The Electric is an independent news website focused on Great Falls and Cascade County, as well as Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana National Guard.)

The reporter for this story, Esther Honig, did a Zoom talk for Yale University‘s Franke Program in Science and the Humanities.

On Twitter, we saw engagement around the story from our partners at Snap Judgment (27,000 followers), Glynn Washington (host of Snap Judgment, 18,000 followers), Julia Longoria (host of More Perfect radio show and podcast from WNYC, 4,000 follower), Nate Hegyi (host of Outside In Radio podcast from NHPR, 3,000 followers), Rockin’ Freelance (ideas and resources for freelancers, 17,200 followers), Benj Edwards (Assoc. Editor How-To-Geek, 10,200 followers), Jake Pedigo (freelance public radio reporter, 284 followers), Ray Christian (host of What’s Ray Saying, 4.2K followers), Jack Igelman (enviro reporter at Carolina Public Press, 182 followers), and the Food Program at Roger Williams University (private university in Bristol, Rhode Island) (42 followers).

Our media partner for this piece, Snap Judgment, can be heard on 450+ public radio stations across the U.S. It also receives between 1.5M and 2M downloads a month.

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