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Northeast Canyons & Seamounts NMon has not hurt commercial fishing: study

President Obama's designation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean had no real evident impact on commercial fisheries, according to an examination of catches before, during, and after establishment of the monument.

President Trump in June 2020 flew to Maine to criticize his predecessor's designation of the monument under The Antiquities Act and to remove its ban on commercial fishing in the monument, telling a small gathering of lobstermen, crabbers and commercial fishing interests that, "[Y]ou've been treated very badly. They've regulated you out of business."

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