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Proposed Rule Would Limit Fish Catch but Faces Data Gaps

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Science  27 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5884, pp. 1706-1707
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5884.1706a

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Environmentalists are welcoming the U.S. government's first-ever annual catch limits on fish. But experts caution that it will be difficult--and hugely expensive--for the agency to regulate the many marine species about which little is known.