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Fishing, the Enviro-Friendly Way

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Fishing, the Enviro-Friendly Way

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Fishing, the Enviro-Friendly Way

Fishing, the Enviro-Friendly Way

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Traditionally, the people who manage U.S. fisheries count the number of desired fish and tell fishing fleets how many they can safely take. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports on a proposal by marine scientists to change that practice, which they say leads to overfishing. They want to measure the effects fishing has on an ecosystem — other fish, mussels, even plants — before setting catch quotas.