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Fishing regs, especially saltwater, are based on a faulty understanding of biology -- the maximum sustainable yield. This concept is why regulations led to the collapse of the cod fishery at Grand Banks.
The MSY is based on a model. The model for any given species is incomplete so "standard assumptions" are used to parameterize the unknown.
the result is a death spiral in every fishery where the MSY is used. It is the primary model of regulators because it gives definite answers to problems. Not because it gives good answers.
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