The Weekly Catch: Must Read News for the Week

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This week’s news catch brings in two great pieces — an article from The Seattle Times and an editorial from Cape Cod Times. Both pieces point toward catch shares as a solution to end overfishing. Hal Bernton of The Seattle Times reports on the prosperous health of the pacific halibut fishery since its transition to catch share management. Cape Cod Times recognizes some of the fishing industry’s hesitation to move to sector-based catch share management in New England, but rightly states, “The new system is not what’s causing the industry’s pain; the overfishing of the past is.”

“For tradition-rich halibut fisherman, the future looks prosperous”
The Seattle Times, Thursday, April 1, 2010 – By Hal Bernton

“Protect the Resource”
Cape Cod Times, Thursday, April 1, 2010 – Editorial

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