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Choppy waters lay ahead for U.S. fisheries

Choppy waters lay ahead for U.S. fisheries

Proposed changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, our nation’s fishery management law, would compound problems for the nation’s fish

I know fish like most people know celebrities. And I know celebrities like most people know fish.

My eyes light up when I spot a wolf eel, holed up in a stony crevice like an old hermit. I know the small characteristics that distinguish sardines from anchovies (anchovies can scissor their tails), and I study their relationships like an amateur genealogist. And although I still can’t tell a blue-fin tuna from a yellow-fin, I take consolation that the staff at the Monterey Bay Aquarium often have trouble with this too.

I’m basically a birder but for fish.

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