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Regulating fishermen out of business – President Barack Obama’s 2010 National Ocean Policy executive order and his National Ocean Council

fisherman-obamaIn recent years, high fuel prices and stringent federal regulations have combined to take an especially heavy toll on charter boat owners and operators across the United States. President Barack Obama’s 2010 National Ocean Policy executive order and his National Ocean Council’s recent release of a final implementation plan now set the stage for a one-two punch that could choke off access to fishery resources and add to already-high fuel costs by restricting opportunities to develop energy here at home. [email protected]