We have private schools and private prisons... how about private oceans? The question is facetious, but only mildly so.
Because commercial fishing in the United States is regulated through "catch shares" that allocate who can fish. And those shares are privately held.
We learn a whole lot more in a book by investigative journalist Lee van der Voo, The Fish Market.
She joins us for an extended chat about fishing, including on our part of the West Coast.