Letters: MPA Proposal Off California Coast Is Yet Another End-Around US Commercial Fishery Management
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] Opinion by Larry Collins - September 20, 2016
Collins is president of the San Francisco Cab Boat Owners’ Association and vice president of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations. He also manages the San Francisco Community Fishing Association.
Dear Seafood News,
Do you know that you own the fish in the sea? Yes, you do.
We call fish a “public trust resource” for a reason. You, as a member of the public, own those fish in the sea, the water they swim in, and the habitats they call home.
I’m a professional seafood harvester. I offer a service by catching fish and making it accessible to you so you can concentrate on other productive endeavors. As part of my job, I comply with a dense set of rules to ensure the sustainability of the service I provide, and of the seafood at your dinner table...
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