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3 hours ago, ermghoti said:

Correct, so currently there's a half-measure in place, but it's entirely feasible that Congress could enact a law making the management of migratory fish a Federal matter, if they cared to.

It's questionable. Technically they could do it for commercial fisheries under the commerce clause but they have no basis for regulating recreational fisheries.

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1 hour ago, MakoMike said:

It's questionable. Technically they could do it for commercial fisheries under the commerce clause but they have no basis for regulating recreational fisheries.

Probably less so? The states sell permits, local retailers and charter operators make indirectly or directly from the fishery, and the recreational catch affects the commercial harvest. Arguable either way, I suppose, recreational tuna permits are Federal already though.

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2 hours ago, MakoMike said:

It's questionable. Technically they could do it for commercial fisheries under the commerce clause but they have no basis for regulating recreational fisheries.

How is it that the feds can dictate recreational waterfowl seasons, but not a migratory fish season? Does it have something to do with a federal act that has been passed? 

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