Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list; conservationists, fishermen, chefs celebrate

  • by: ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 2, 2014 - 8:05 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared an economic disaster area by the federal government just 14 years ago.

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