Commercial Fishing Vessel, photo/USCG/Dann Blackwood.

Commercial Fishing Vessel, photo/USCG/Dann Blackwood. The National Research Council’s report on the rebuilding of U.S. fisheries released last week has provided a frenzy of we-told-you-so statements — even from those on opposite sides of the fishery management issue.

At its core, the report and its conclusions give a glimpse into the complexities of managing the nation’s fisheries in such a way that balances the needs of the commercial fishing industry while protecting fisheries and the ecosystem.

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