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Major Fisheries Bill Introduced in House

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Science  07 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5770, pp. 34
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5770.34b

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Conservationists are accusing the chair of the House Resources Committee of trying to water down environmental rules governing the management of U.S. fisheries, but the proposal to reauthorize the 30-year-old Magnuson-Stevens Act would also elevate the role of science in fisheries management. (Read more.)