Environmental Regulatory Impact on the Fishing Industry Since the 1970s, the management of the world’s fisheries has changed dramatically. It used to be that fishery biologists working for government management organizations concentrated on removing as many fish from the oceans as possible. Today the environment for fishery regulation is complex. Fisheries worldwide are distressed and some stocks have collapsed altogether. With a dwindling resource, environmental concerns, citizenry concerns, changes in fishery management, and expanded government involvement, the economics of the fishing industry has changed dramatically (Pauly 2004 47-48). A significant factor in the depletion of fish stocks has been industrialized fishing techniques....The end:
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