Northern exposure


“Battle for the Deep” (July/Aug. 1994), MoJo’s investigation of the Alaska fishery, stirred heated debate in a Congress poised to reauthorize the Magnuson Act, which governs fishing off U.S. shores. “Battle” revealed the U.S. plan to give away fishing rights to companies that have overfished and wasted millions of pounds of fish for years. Congress failed to resolve disputes over privatization and fee issues last year, but a bipartisan bill sponsored by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) includes major new environmental protections.

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