Overfishing cost Southeast commercial fishermen $15.2 million in just one year, according to a recent report.
An analysis commissioned by the Pew Environment Group shows commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic lost $12.3 million and $2.9 million respectively in 2009 due to population declines in important species, such as red snapper and gag grouper.
Revenues could have been between 16 and 32 percent higher if several fish populations were at healthier levels.
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