http://www.al.com/news/press-register/metro.ssf?/base/news/1257070573237770.xml&coll=3What's more, officials say the ever-tighter limits of the last three years are based on controversial catch estimates derived from "fatally flawed" phone surveys, inspections at boat ramps and reports from charter boat captains.
They'resqueezing fishermen into begging for regulatory mercy.
It's like they're saying they have no choice (that's a lie, they interpret the data) but "if they have better data they could let people catch more fish". There will be no-fishing zones on the bargaining table too. Bow down to the regulations and they'll let you have a few more fish.
The only place this could be fought is in Congress and those people have:
1. got their hands too full of other problems to worry with it
2. are dominated by liberals.
Sometimes I'm really glad I won't be living through too much of this century.