California Fishermen Praise Trump’s Veto of Drift Gillnet Legislation
California swordfish fishermen applauded President Trump’s veto of the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act. The bill introduced by California Senator Diane Feinstein, which aims to ban drift gillnets used in the state.
“This bill would have unnecessarily shut down the federal drift gillnet (DGN) fishery and force the substitution of fishing gears which are unproven, putting about thirty small vessel fishing families out of business,” San Diego Fishermen’s Working Group said in a press release. “DGN gear targets swordfish, and also lands thresher shark and Opah...
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