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    CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE: States’ rights on snapper
    May 28, 2014 -- On Friday, I had the opportunity to host one of my influential House colleagues, Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Steve Scalise (LA-1), in Orange Beach for a tour of Red Snapper stocks in the Gulf of Mexico.
    SEAN HORGAN: Fish plan redux
    May 29, 2014 -- NOAA honcho John Bullard wasn't kidding when he said that a month ago he wasn't even sure they would ever find a plan amenable to all. So, kudos to all the parties for hanging in there and keeping in front of them the one thing that really matters: help the people who have been kicked around by the fishing disaster that continues to this day.
    PORTLAND PRESS HERALD: Maine fishermen should take cue from farmers’ success
    May 29, 2014 -- The locally caught seafood that makes it to market is often too far removed from the fishermen who hauled it in – they just aren’t able to sell their product in the same way that farmers can.
    ROB SNYDER: Acidification toxic to fishing industry
    May 25, 2014 -- The decrease in pH, and associated decrease in carbonate ions, makes it extremely difficult for many organisms that form a calcium carbonate shell – including mussels, clams, oysters and lobsters – to grow or even survive. Decreases in pH can also directly affect animals’ basic bodily functions in a multitude of ways.
    Alaskan Halibut Fishermen say Bering Sea Bycatch Levels are Unacceptable, Hope to Reign in Groundfish Fleet
    May 22, 2014 -- Although no one will dispute that the Bering Sea groundfish industry is a behemoth, its financial success is coming at the expense of other users.
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GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES: Core fishing problem still not addressed

November 24, 2014 -- It was certainly good to see the New England Fisheries Management Council vote last week to reject a NOAA move to uniformly and concurrently institute spawning closures in four prime fishing areas that surround Gloucester — and to instead look toward seasonal closures that should at least give Gloucester’s endangered groundfishing fleet some alternatives to stay afloat.