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2008-07-29 18:00:30

By JIM SUTTON Reasonably intelligent people have been trying to follow the saga of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's quest to protect offshore bottom-fish species for quite a while - with little or no luck. It's like a regulatory chameleon, changing colors against backdrops of "new" scientific data. But it's always looking to swallow the recreational bottom-fishing fly as it crawls forward. The SAFMC met in Orlando in June to OK sweeping changes to their rules. The whole...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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