Don’t Take the Bait!

Publication: Science

11/25/2009 - The herring off our shores are a vital food source for other fish and also for millions of birds and marine mammals. But industrial herring trawlers in New England now are urging the National Marine Fisheries Service to ignore the legal requirement to follow the advice of its science advisors, who recently recommended a reduction in the herring catch limit. Ignoring this advice would set a terrible precedent.

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