Bureaucratic miracle of cooperation saves sturgeon fishery – Why we must increase industry based collaberative research

21:20:25 – Ron Arnold – On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a draft document called a “biological opinion” — more powerful than the nice name implies — that commercial fishing posed “no jeopardy” to the endangered sturgeon in seven key Atlantic Coast areas. Why is that worth headlines? Because it’s extraordinary: Ultrapoliticized NOAA officials rarely fail to bludgeon commercial fishermen out of business with “jeopardy” findings based on virtually no information. continued

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