Over-Fishing Thing of the Past as Fishermen Prepare to Reap Good Times

According to top scientists there is no longer a threat of overfishing in the United States. Steve Murawski, who retired last year as the chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said that we have finally, after 100 years, reached fishing levels in which not one species will be removed from the sea in a way that is non-sustainable.

The news means more than just a happy benchmark, as Murawski explained. It is a sign that we can expect healthier stocks and much better days for fishermen who have suffered monetarily from the overfishing of the past.

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