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Proposed fishery increase could harm critically endangered thorny skates

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceSeptember 15, 2011

In response to new analyses estimating  that greater numbers of some skate species can be safely fished,  the National Marine Fisheries Service has proposed an “emergency” increase in the catch limit for the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery. While its good news that some skate populations may be doing well enough to support increased fishing, this […]