The U.S. Revolutionizes Its Fishing Policy
Putting strict catch levels -- or even temporary bans -- on major fish species may have harmed local economies in the short term, but the strategy seems to be paying off. Population after population has rebounded thanks to the government's oversight. Mid-Atlantic bluefish and Pacific sardines, for example, are no longer in danger of disappearing from the oceans. The Bush administration is responsible for introducing the policy, and the Obama administration carried through with it. Now, says the Journal, Europe's considering the same approach.