Nature Group Attempts to Buy Out Calif. Fishermen The Nature Conservancy, long known for its habit of buying environmentally sensitive lands and putting them off limits to development, has thrown itself into the ocean. The Conservancy is buying fishing permits owned by California fishermen; it then either retires the permits or leases them out.
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Nature Group Attempts to Buy Out Calif. Fishermen

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Nature Group Attempts to Buy Out Calif. Fishermen

Nature Group Attempts to Buy Out Calif. Fishermen

Nature Group Attempts to Buy Out Calif. Fishermen

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Five of six trawler captains at Morro bay sold their permits to the Nature Conservancy. Tom Hill hide caption

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The Nature Conservancy, long known for its habit of buying environmentally sensitive lands and putting them off limits to development, has thrown itself into the ocean.

The Conservancy is buying fishing permits owned by central California fishermen, and then either retires them or leases them back with "no destructive fishing" strings attached.