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California May Soon Unravel Controversial Nets Used To Harvest Swordfish

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NPR

Ocean activists seem to be on the eve of winning a long battle against a controversial type of fishing gear that has been banned in most of world’s oceans. But many fishermen are not ready to let go of what has been a reliable method for catching valuable swordfish. A federal court ruling last week could lead to strict limits on using drift gillnets in California, one of the last places where the gear is still allowed.