Opinion: Like fishing off the Jersey Shore? Congress is putting an end to that

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DAVID PRINGLE / NJ.COM – Having just returned from another great trip to the Jersey Shore, I continue to be amazed at all the ocean provides — swimming, recreational and commercial fishing, boating, natural beauty, and so much more — an environmental and economic cornucopia.

Thirty years ago it wasn’t that way but federal and state officials have enacted a series of strong, science-based protections over the past three decades to restore the Jersey Shore’s clean water and healthy fish stocks. One result — a pod of dolphins and my family shared the ocean off Lavallette this July 4 holiday — an unimaginable event in the mid to late 1980s …

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