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Fisheries: What's the catch?

New England fishermen have mixed feelings about a programme designed to allow overfished species to recover. Mark Schrope reports on how catch shares have scientists fishing for answers.

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Mark Schrope is a freelance writer in Melbourne, Florida.

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Schrope, M. Fisheries: What's the catch?. Nature 465, 540–542 (2010).

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