Regulatory Discards: Cost of Outdated Rules? Millions Of Dead Fish

GOVERNMENT WASTEThis is utterly crazy. Hundreds of thousands — perhaps even millions — of pounds of edible and valuable fish are being wasted every year, thrown overboard from commercial fishing boats off the Connecticut coast, due to long-outdated federal regulations that have not kept up with a changing climate and shifting fish populations. The problem is that catch quotas for some species are based on where the fish were when regulations were created decades ago, not where they are today. “This is tremendously wasteful. It makes no sense,” said David Simpson,,,  Read the rest here )09:00

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