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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council eyes sea coral protection in mid-Atlantic

The council’s ecosystems and ocean planning committee, which is considering alternatives for the council to present for public hearings, wrestled with how to balance the goal of coral protection with the interests of commercial fishermen. After lengthy debate, committee members voted to add an exemption for squid fishing to a list of proposed alternatives for management measures for discrete coral zones. [email protected]