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Feds move to privatize fisheries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is taking preliminary steps toward privatizing fisheries in New England, the agency’s administrator said Wednesday. For now this includes surveys and other research needed to establish a system in which fishermen, grouped by “sectors” defined by the type of gear they use or other factors, could work together to decide who will fish, and where.

Click here to read a report in The New York Times.