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Are Recent Gains in Fishing Stock Being Wiped Out In Gulf of Mexico By Illegal Fishing?

08/16/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning. Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Illegal fishing is a huge and growing problem in the Gulf of Mexico and it’s putting the Gulf Coast economy and our national security at risk. Illegal fishing boats, mostly from Mexico, come into U.S. waters to steal fish, costing our economy dearly. (Globally, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing costs the economy up to $23 per year.) Many of these boats are also used for drug smuggling and other crimes. Yet as big as this pro...

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Limits set to protect grouper, other fish listen

01/31/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today in St. Petersburg, the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council voted to move forward with efforts to help stabilize the population size of gag grouper and other fish species. The Council passed an amendment that the public can comment on before it is enacted.

Roy Crabtree is the regional administrator with the Southeast Regional office of the National Marine Fisheries Service and a member of the Gulf Council.

“There are a number of alternatives that are designed to reduce fi...


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