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    MEGHAN LAPP: Arbitrary regulation brutalizes the fishing industry
    May 13, 2013 -- To require fish stocks to rebuild within a fixed timeframe of 10 years, while the target they must reach is itself unfixed, not to mention uncertain, is unrealistic. In plain language, the MSA as it is written today mandates that stock projections hit a moving target that cannot be defined within a defined period.
    MICHAEL CROCKER: Saving Striped Bass
    MONTAUK, N.Y. -- May 10, 2014 -- But with the striped bass population in decline, competition for the prized catch has intensified between recreational and commercial fishermen, setting up a showdown over a fishery that generates, according to one study, several billion dollars a year.
    THE SALEM NEWS: Putting the squeeze on recreational fishing
    May 13, 2014 -- This year, new restrictions are going into place per order of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees fisheries. The new rules place various limitation on the fish caught by recreational fishermen who head out on deep-sea fishing trips.
    NILS STOLPE: Of gumballs, the American Sportfishing Association and fisheries management
    FishNet USA -- May 9, 2014 -- To equate what a recreational fisherman pays to catch a fish to what a commercial fisherman is paid to catch that same fish is to equate the total cost an equestrian pays to ride her horse for a mile to what Amtrak would charge to move her the same distance on a train.
    Should the humpback whale stay on the endangered species list?
    May 9, 2014 -- In the early 1960s, the situation seemed dire for humpback whales. A century of industrial hunting had reduced the North Pacific population to around 1,000, a minuscule fraction of historic levels. Extinction, once unthinkable, appeared not only possible, but likely.
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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.