RI House Passes Pair-Trawling Ban Bill

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Jamestown Press: The Rhode Island House of Representatives recently passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Teresa Tanzi to ban pair trawling in Rhode Island waters next year.

The practice, which involves 2 fishing vessels dragging a single enormous net between them, is banned or limited by nearby states and has been attracting out-of-state vessels that use up the region’s species quota, and then land and process the fish in other states.

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