This week the Governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber, signed legislation allowing fish, previously going to waste, to feed the hungry instead. The new law allows bycatch, fish caught unintentionally while fishing for other species, to be processed for food bank distribution. As Gov. Kitzhaber puts it “This innovative solution helps the fishing industry and food processors to reduce waste while bringing food to people who are hungry.”
We definitely need more state officials thinking like him.
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