Saturday, January 2, 2010

Grouper, Snapper Fishing Bans Leave Fishermen Reeling

Reported by Greg Pallone

PORT CANAVERAL -- Two fishing bans are about to go into effect on the Atlantic Coast, and opponents said it will destroy the fishing industry.

On Jan. 1, there will be no grouper fishing in federal waters from North Carolina to Florida.

A red snapper ban lasting 6 months and possibly up to 34 years begins Jan. 4.

It’s the result of a federal mandate to repopulate what they call overfishing.

The United We Fish Rally is the first time recreational and commercial fishermen, along with businesses along the Eastern Seaboard will protest together.

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