News Summary April 12, 2018
Today's Main Story: PFMC Opens Areas Formerly Closed to Trawling; Permanently Protects 135,000 Square Miles
Today's lead item is a report that the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) adopted major changes to the West Coast groundfish fishery after more than 30 meetings with industry members and ENGOs. The council announced Wednesday that 135,000 square miles of ocean off the West Coast will be permanently protected, while a previously closed area of roughly 3,000 square miles will be reopened to commercial fishing ...
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