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(This article by Michael Conathan, Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress, was first posted here on March 23, 2015, and is reposted with permission.) “Is this local?” This question, posed by consumers in restaurants and food markets across the country, has become a ubiquitous catchphrase. It even served as the subject of the very first sketch on IFC’s über-hipster comedy series “Portlandia.” The bit focused on a cloying couple so concerned…