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Research key to solving tuna/herring conflict

April 01, 2005

Commercial Fisheries News
April 2005
By Lorelai Stevens

ROCKPORT, ME Hoping that a fact-based discussion might ease tensions between bluefin tuna fishermen and herring midwater trawlers, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) assembled a panel of top-level scientists and others for a March 5 seminar at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum.

Armed with PowerPoint presentations, the panelists covered a wide range of topics, addressing everything from tuna distribution to water temperature to stomach contents.

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