LANGER: Congress keeps anglers dangling

Fisheries lobby lawmakers to keep subsidies, throw back catch shares plan

Posted on November 09, 2011 by Andrew Langer, The Washington Times

As Congress debates measures to stimulate the econ- omy, reduce the deficit and protect jobs, 19 members are pushing a back-room amendment that would block funding for an innovative way to manage the nation’s fisheries, called catch shares. This is a last-gasp effort for a proposal that was rejected by both the House and Senate earlier this year.

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Issues: Bluefin Tuna