Authorities seek public input on proposal to limit size of parrotfish caught

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ST. CROIX - The federal government is seeking the public's input and written comments about a proposed federal fishing rule that would limit the size of parrotfish that fishermen can land in St. Croix waters.

Parrotfish - known as bluefish on St. Croix - is a popular dish on the island.

The proposed rule, published this month in the Federal Register, speaks only to the size of the individual parrotfish caught and is aimed at ensuring the fish grow large enough to have a chance to reproduce.

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