Fishermen: Legislation To Protect New York’s Horseshoe Crabs Is ‘Overkill’

There is a new layer of protection for New York’s horseshoe crabs. Environmental groups said it’s needed to preserve a threatened marine species, but commercial fisherman are opposed — they’ve called the legislation ‘overkill.’ Inside of a breeding laboratory run by Molloy College in Suffolk County, the next generation of marine biologists is learning about the long history of horseshoe crabs. Dr. Tanacredi warns the ancient lineage is now threatened by over-development and over-harvesting.,,,  A spokeswoman for one fishing group went further telling CBS2, “this legislation is unnecessary and reflects the environmental lobby’s power,” while labeling it, “another attempt to eliminate the commercial fishing industry.” click here to read the story 09:25