Jan 12 2011

Has Overfishing Ended? Top US Scientist Says Yes

Has overfishing ended? Top US scientist says yes, but fishermen say cost was too high

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By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press
BOSTON January 8, 2011 (AP)

For the first time in at least a century, U.S. fishermen won’t take too much of any species from the sea, one of the nation’s top fishery scientists says.

The projected end of overfishing comes during a turbulent fishing year that’s seen New England fishermen switch to a radically new management system. But scientist Steve Murawski said that for the first time in written fishing history, which goes back to 1900, “As far as we know, we’ve hit the right levels, which is a milestone.”

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