Lawmakers and fishermen gathered in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.
They're protesting against federal regulations they say are too rigid and put the livelihoods of fishermen in peril.
They say they understand the need for regulations to rebuild over-fished populations but argue the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Magnuson-Stevens Act is too restrictive and needs to be modified.
The act was passed in 2007. It mandates a 10-year period to restock over-fished species.
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