Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Now If Only This Post Could Have A Mike Rowe Voiceover . . .

The Widget:

Court: DC Circuit
Judge: Williams
Subject: The Bering Sea
Tone: Acronym-happy
Importance: 5.0

Anybody who watches Deadliest Catch knows that crab fishing in the Bering Sea is one of the more terrifying enterprises devised by the human species (“I have a GREAT idea: let’s wait until it gets really cold! Then we can take tiny boats out in twenty foot seas with a bunch of 900 pound steel cages that we’ll call crab pots flying around the deck! And do some fishing! Fun!”). So giving these guys less to worry about in the environmental regulation department, which is what the D.C. Circuit did today in Fishing Co. of Alaska, Inc. v. Gutierrez, No. 07-5153, probably evens things out in at least a cosmic sense.*

*The fish no doubt disagree. And they may have a valid point.

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