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    GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES: Don't be fooled by NOAA's latest grant allocation
    October 21, 2014 -- Look, It’s time our federal lawmakers tackled this issue — and NOAA’s budgeted revenues — head on.

    That means ensuring that a far greater share of this money — dedicated to the fishing industry, not the federal government’s grotesque management of it — is headed this way.
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    ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND'S MATT MULLIN: Cooperation needed to restore cod stock
    October 14, 2014 -- Cod, the fish that has fueled New England seaport economies for nearly four centuries, have all but disappeared from the Gulf of Maine, and recent stock surveys indicate that even with tightened catch limits, their numbers are not rebounding as hoped.
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    BOSTON GLOBE: As codfish dwindle, communities need to reboot
    October 13, 2014 -- It is clearly time for a new model that shelves the insular response to new quotas and instead draws on lessons from all over the nation. The cod industry has become analogous to a wheezing factory about to be shuttered or an exhausted mining operation facing closure.

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    NILS STOLPE: Monitoring fishermen - Sampling or sentencing?
    Nils E. Stolpe, FishNet USA -- October 9, 2014 --Observation of fishermen, both at work and not, is playing a larger and larger role in managing our commercial fishermen. It seems as if some people – particularly managers of a certain mindset and representatives of anti-fishing ENGOs and the foundations that support them – will be satisfied with nothing less than knowing and having “on the record” what each and every fisherman is doing.
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    WASHINGTON TIMES: A federal fishing expedition, spawned by Sarbanes-Oxley
    October 9, 2014 -- Can a fish fit into a shredder? That’s one of the weighty questions on this term’s Supreme Court docket in a case that goes back to the Enron scandal of the early 2000s. Congress enacted a series of heavy-handed regulatory measures, known as Sarbanes-Oxley, intended to protect investors in publicly traded companies. The law is, inevitably, being misused.
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GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES: Protecting the striped bass

April 23, 2015 -- The news is not quite so good for the striped bass.

Once touted as one of the great conservation success stories of the 1990s, the popular game fish has seen a precipitous drop in numbers in recent years, prompting the state Department of Marine Fisheries to tighten restrictions on recreational anglers.