New England – Experts Say Wasteful Fishing Regulations Not Keeping Pace With Climate Change

GOVERNMENT WASTEHundreds of thousands of pounds of valuable fish caught off Connecticut’s coast are thrown overboard every year, and 80 percent of them are dead by the time they hit the water, experts say. Commercial fishermen, environmentalists and state officials say a prime reason for such a stunning waste of a natural resource is an out-of-date federal regulatory system that hasn’t kept up with the realities of a changing climate and shifting fish populations. “The whole construct of the [regulatory] system needs to be questioned,” said Curt Johnson. Read the rest here 09:26