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"Interest groups do not represent the voice of the collective fishing community"


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This is a pretty interesting piece in Real Clear Policy about who gets a say when the "fishing industry" speaks:

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They are using the powerful lobbying voice of “the fisherman” to push an agenda that’s neither good for the ocean nor for the long-term success of any species we fish. I’m a fisherwoman and a marine scientist, and I’m here to tell you that protecting at least 30 percent of our ocean is critical if we want to keep fishing into the future.

As someone who covers the industry but doesn't work inside it, this piece says a lot to me about why fishing can sometimes seem inaccessible and hard to understand. No industry should be expected to speak with one voice on hugely important topics. 

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