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Gulf of Mexico menhaden purse seine fishery is close to perfect

Some biologists, though, have called the Gulf of Mexico menhaden fishery a near-perfect fishery. Factors of such a perfect commercial fishery would include: • Low bycatch.• A stable number of fishermen, without the big swings in numbers that often occur in commercial fisheries.• The fishery would not be in competition with recreational fishermen for the fish.• The number of fishermen in the fishery would be small enough to monitor their catch accurately.• All parts of the fish would be used, with no backbones, skin, shells or other waste to discard.• The fishery would be consistently profitable. [email protected]  09:41