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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS: Snapper fishing and the oil spill
    May 22, 2014 -- Florida’s U.S. senators sent a letter this week to Penny Pritzker, secretary of the Department of Commerce, urging that the government gather more data before clamping down on the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishing season. This makes sense. The fishing season in federal waters shouldn’t be so severely shortened — to nine days, by the latest decree — without good reason.
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DES MOINES REGISTER: Fish tossing case stinks

November 19, 2014 -- Fish are tangible objects, and Congress was right to criminalize the destruction of tangible objects when the intent is to obstruct a criminal investigation. The problem isn't with the law, but with the way the government used it against John Yates.