Commercial harvest of Atlantic dolphin from Maine to Florida Closed

1375100_10101430335763984_1283538153_nThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the commercial harvest of Atlantic dolphin from Maine through the east coast of Florida will be closed at 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday. Commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. EST Jan. 1, 2016. Reports indicate that landings are approaching the 2015 catch limit for the commercial sector. The operator of a vessel with a federal commercial permit for dolphin-wahoo that is landing dolphin for sale must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold such dolphin before 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Read the rest here 08:00

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