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Biscayne National Park fishing curtailed under new federal plan

Under a new plan announced Friday, the National Park Service will limit fishing and boating in Biscayne National Park. That decision comes despite numerous objections to the plan raised by the recreational boating and fishing community. “America’s recreational fishing community is disheartened by the National Park Service’s decision to  implement a marine reserve at Biscayne National Park,” said Jeff Angers, ...

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Gulf states unveil solution to red snapper management


Washington, D.C. – The directors of the state fish and wildlife agencies from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas announced an agreement for state-based management of Gulf of Mexico red snapper, which in recent years has experienced increasing privatization of this public resource and decreasing recreational fishing opportunities. The announcement was greeted with enthusiasm from the recreational fishing and boating ...

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Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

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Much has been made of the pending reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which manages commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries in the United States. It’s a contentious bill that, recreational marine interests suggest, is too heavily weighted toward the commercial fishing industry while giving short shrift to the nation’s recreational fishing and boating interests. Similarly, much ...

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