Is hired-gun fisheries scientist Dr. Doug Butterworth Responsible for Menhaden and other Fisheries Collapses?

Menhadendr doug butterworth fisheries scientist killing our fisheries?Amazing article on how a hired-gun fisheries scientist, Dr. Doug Butterworth (picture to the left, not the menhaden picture at the top of the article), has been employed repeatedly by the U.S. fishing industry to produce high population estimates for some of the East Coast’s most important fish, like Gulf of Maine cod and Atlantic menhaden.

Dr. Butterworth uses inflated estimates to game the regulatory system and delay management that would reduce fishing levels – with grave implications for the long-term health of the Atlantic Ocean. Read all the details:
Science for Hire: Why Industry’s Deep Pockets May Be Depleting the Last of Our Fisheries

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