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    KEN SMITH: Rep. Rob Whittman's bill would improve fishing industry health
    March 9, 2014 -- VA Rep. Whittman's “Healthy Fisheries through Better Science Act” strikes directly at one of the biggest challenges in fisheries management. The legislation would require managers to develop a plan to undertake timely stock assessments. It also requires them to do a better job of involving the people who understand what is happening on the water: commercial fishermen.
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    KATHRYN STACK: Fisheries and the Green lobby – what’s the real catch?
    January 9, 2014 -- The present day environmental fisheries lobby, a once radical fringe movement, has suddenly sunk their claws firmly into mainstream European politics. They show no signs of moving. Once a well-intentioned operation, it has become a confused and misguided witch-hunt, condemning fishing industry leaders and politicians, armed only with ecopropaganda and anti-science policies.
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    EDITORIAL: We need answer to smelt decline before it’s too late
    March 2, 2014 -- Rainbow smelt were once found as far south as Chesapeake Bay, and were particularly abundant along the Gulf of Maine. Now, the small, tasty fish has disappeared from Connecticut south, in a depopulation so rapid that researchers were too late to pinpoint an exact cause.
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    THE ECONOMIST: The tragedy of the high seas
    February 22, 2014 -- The state of the high seas is deteriorating. Arctic ice now melts away in summer. Dead zones are spreading. Two-thirds of the fish stocks in the high seas are over-exploited, even more than in the parts of the oceans under national control. And strange things are happening at a microbiological level.
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    NILS STOLPE: So how’s that “catch shares” revolution working out for groundfish?
    February 27, 2014 -- Needless to say, when you have a fisheries management system which is predicated almost entirely on controlling fishing mortality, which out fisheries management system is, and there are other factors that impact fish stocks as much as or more than fishing mortality, your management system is going to break down, as it has in New England.
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OMEGA PROTEIN'S BEN LANDRY: Pew Imprecise on Pogies

July 24, 2014 -- "While 2013's overall menhaden catch was under the set total allowable catch, this masks the fact that several states made little or no attempt to comply with the new ASMFC regulations."