One Fish, Two Fish, Who Regulates You, Fish?
Is federal salmon oversight as complicated as President Obama claims?
The article also mistakenly noted that the federal regulatory scheme for salmon management has not been controversial. This is not accurate. It has been a hot button issue among politicians and environmentalists in the Pacific Northwest for some time. That statement has also been removed.
Correction, Jan. 28, 2011: The original misidentified NOAA as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. It is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Return to the corrected sentence.)
Correction, Jan. 30, 2011: The original stated that commercial salmon fishing occurs only in the ocean. In fact, there are indigenous tribes running commercial salmon fishing operations in freshwater. (Return to the corrected sentence.)
Correction, Feb. 17, 2011: The original stated that the USDA was primarily responsible for regulating salmon on the commercial market. In fact, the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service regulates salmon being purchased by the federal government. Inspection and grading for the general commercial market are handled by NOAA. (Return to the corrected sentence.)