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The Privatizing Of Commercial Fishing In The Ocean

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Donar Reiskoffer, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=465573

We have private schools and private prisons... how about private oceans?  The question is facetious, but only mildly so. 

Because commercial fishing in the United States is regulated through "catch shares" that allocate who can fish.  And those shares are privately held. 

We learn a whole lot more in a book by investigative journalist Lee van der Voo, The Fish Market.  She joins us for an extended chat about fishing, including on our part of the West Coast. 
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.