WILL FLORIDA'S NEW NET BAN SINK OR SWIM?: EXPLORING THE CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES TO STATE MARINE FISHERY RESTRICTIONS

Alexandra M. Renard

This Article surveys the constitutional challenges to the fishery regulations of California, Georgia, New York, South Carolina, Texas and many of the Great Lake States, in order to better assess the viability of Florida's newly enacted net ban. The Article concludes that fishery management is best accomplished through harmonic efforts of state and federal authorities; therefore, regulatory programs at both levels should concentrate on providing controlled but viable access to marine resources.

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