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Something fishy? NOAA economics study makes waves
Malakoff, D. (2012). Something fishy? NOAA economics study makes waves. Science (Wash.) 335(6074): 1292. dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.335.6074.1292
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: New York, N.Y. ISSN 0036-8075, more
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  • Malakoff, D.

Abstract
    An economist with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is mailing checks for up to $500 to anglers in Massachusetts as part of an unusual study to assess the value of saltwater fisheries. But the research has sparked a fierce public backlash, with some bloggers warning that it hides a government effort to end recreational fishing. One member of Congress has labeled it "irresponsible" and "insane." NOAA and Massachusetts officials quickly disputed those claims, calling the study a valuable "scientific endeavor."

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