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Proposed Fisheries Bill Falls Short, Critics Say

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Science  30 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5744, pp. 2146-2147
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5744.2146a

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One year after the second of two U.S. commissions called for an overhaul of the nation's ocean policy, proponents are still waiting for that needed sea change. Instead, what they got was an updated fisheries bill with some promising language but few real teeth.