Longlining Swordfish in the South Atlantic – An Issue that Will Not Go Away

Longlining Swordfish in the South Atlantic – An Issue that Will Not Go Away

For anyone who has caught a swordfish on hook-and-line, any threat that lacks scientific basis to catch this iconic fish and threaten their sustainability is ripe for opposition. This is true of an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) before the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Division of the National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) that has a sordid history that is covered in the article below by Chester Brewer.
CCA Mississippi salutes the efforts of all those opposing this EFP as a hoax that uncovers the ridiculous ways commercial interests try to access fish that need TLC (tender loving concern).

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