Feds hope strategy boosts Gulf fishing

‘Catch shares’ meant to help commercial fishermen net a profit safely while also restoring depleted species

Posted on December 11, 2009 by MATTHEW TRESAUGUE, Houston Chronicle

The federal government will push for the expansion of a controversial concept that gives commercial fishermen a guaranteed share of the overall catch as a tool for restoring depleted stocks in the Gulf of Mexico and other fisheries.

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