Boats protest fishing limits

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ORANGE BEACH, AL (AP) — A small armada of private fishing boats and charter boats from Orange Beach and Dauphin Island clogged Perdido Pass for two hours Saturday protesting potentially tighter fishing limits.

There were about 80 boats in all anchored up under the bridge or in the pass, some fishing to pass the time during the rally. Similar aggregations of boats were reported in Destin, part of a protest stretching around the Gulf from Panama City, Fl., to ports in Louisiana.

National Marine Fisheries Service might result in a snapper season with a one-fish-per-day limit for 2010 because anglers exceeded the 2009 quota.

Information from: Press-Register,

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