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Feds Consider Opening New England Fishing Areas

Posted on: December 15th, 2012

There are five zones off the New England coast drawn in varying angles and shapes, all rich with fish, or at least they were at one time. It’s why regulators looking to preserve valuable species closed these areas to certain kinds of fishing year-round, beginning in the 1990s.

Two decades later, a fishing industry in crisis wants to get back in.

Closing areas, fishing advocates say, is an outdated tool of a discarded fishery management system, and fishermen can now safely catch the healthy fish stocks that swim there. With regional fish populations limping along, they say, there’s little evidence closing these areas has worked anyway.

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  • repubboy

    The fisherman are smart enough to police themselves they are not stupid people. The feds on the other hand are !

 

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