Fishermen Rally on Capitol Hill
Updated: March 22, 2012 | 2:46 p.m.
March 21, 2012 | 6:58 p.m.
Hundreds of fishermen gathered on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to protest regulations that they say hurt their businesses and livelihoods.
At issue are catch limits and species protections imposed under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Many fishermen say that the restrictions issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration make it hard for them to make a living on the high seas.
Commercial and recreational fishermen from across the country gathered in the Upper Senate Park and heard messages of support from coastal-state lawmakers.