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WVUE Exposes Fishing Entitlement Program (WVUE)

Topic: Investigative Reporting

Raycom’s Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans investigated fishermen who make millions through an entitlement program in a five-part investigation titled “Hooked Up.” Recreational and commercial fishing is worth billions in Louisiana, but 50 businesses and fishermen control 81 percent of the commercial red snapper allocation. They can make a total of $23 million every year, many without actually fishing.


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