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Something Fishy in the Bahamas
by Tom Neale

     I (and others) met recently with various members of the Bahamian Government, in Ft. Lauderdale. They expressed serious concern over what they believe to be over fishing. While they said that probably the greatest US offenders were fast power vessels in the 25 to 35 foot range, they expressed concern about everyone. As you may know, there was recently a total ban on any taking of Nassau Grouper. Some of the officials said that this ban may be longer next time. They said that they're working on additional enforcement. We should all be sure when we cross the stream that we have the latest information on what we can and cannot take in the waters of the Bahamas, and what we are allowed to bring back into the US. Penalties for violations could be severe.


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