Posted by msblucow on April 27, 2002 at 22:38:09:
In Reply to: Judge calls actions of fisheries service 'arbitrary, capricious, and con posted by Chris on April 26, 2002 at 21:46:02:
"...failure to minimize bycatch and bycatch mortality is arbitrary, capricious, and contrary to law."
This is important. Without controlling destructive commerical fishing practices, especially those that result in significant bycatch, any proposed management program is ultimately doomed to failure. Which is all the more reason why anyone concerned with the coastal and underwater environment needs to get on the stick and support the MPLA process.
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