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Contact: Cindy Yeast
The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science

Menhaden Catch

Caption: According to Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, current and recent studies demonstrate the need for a more precautionary approach to fisheries management, in which fishing is restricted to those places and amounts where it can be conducted safely and with minimal risk of jeopardizing the integrity of marine ecosystems.

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