Saturday 23 September 2017

Assateague Coastkeeper: Preservation of canyon off OC worries fishermen

A National Aquarium proposal to designate a canyon off the coast of Maryland as an "urban sanctuary" has brought concern  to Ocean City fishermen.

While the designation is said to not impact recreational fishing, the unique designation has worried local politicians and fishermen alike, who believe that the sanctuary status could impact the local economy; whether by curbing recreational and tournament fishing or impacting commercial vessels.

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Published in Delmarva Now by Gino Fanelli on Dec. 22, 2016