Nova Southeastern University’s longline research in Florida’s east coast closed zone may damage its reputation for community relations and science.
An associate professor from the university was granted an exempted fishing permit to begin longline research in August. The Billfish Foundation maintains that allowing longlines in the zone will threaten sportfishing opportunities and the species that support the industry.
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