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Recreational Fishing Takes Heavy Toll on U.S. Fish

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Recreational Fishing Takes Heavy Toll on U.S. Fish

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Recreational Fishing Takes Heavy Toll on U.S. Fish

Recreational Fishing Takes Heavy Toll on U.S. Fish

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Recreational fishing poses a surprisingly dangerous threat to some popular species, such as red snapper, black sea bass and rockfish, a new study shows. Sport-fishing boats are much smaller than commercial vessels, but there are many more of them. NPR's John Nielsen reports.