Friday, July 23, 2010

Fishermen Organize

Big Island fishermen are organizing to protest proposed rule changes being made the the Department of Land and Natural Resources that would seek to place bag limits on a number of types of fish and threatens to severely impair the ability of commercial fisherman to continue their livelihood. The fishermen believe that the proposals are without any scientific basis and are being formulated because Department experts are not willing to consider the importance of seasonal restrictions to control and manage fish populations as a viable alternative to across the board restrictions that do not take into account mating seasons, spawning cycles or fish migration patterns.

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