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Government Agency and Policies

The article is attached, ignore the questions asked in the article and only answer the following two questions. I need ideas and suggestions. Thank you.

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Do you think the plaintiffs were surprised that a government agency had the right to board and to ride along in their private fishing vessels? How would you have reacted if you had been the owners of these boats under the circumstances? Would you have had objections? If so, what would they have been? If not, why not?

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With which of these agencies have you had contact in your life? Which of these agencies do you believe impact you the most? Were you aware that these were administrative agencies, how these agencies derive their power, or the extent of their authority?

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Interesting article! Let's take a closer look at the two questions.

RESPONSE:

1. Do you think the plaintiffs were surprised that a government agency had the right to board and to ride along in their private fishing vessels? How would you have reacted if you had been the owners of these boats under the circumstances? Would you have had objections? If so, what would they have been? If not, why not?

The plaintiffs would definitely have been surprised if they had not done their research in this area. However, most businesses know and understand (or should) the laws and regulations that apply to their unique business. It does seem surprising that a governmental agency (e.g., research and observation) has that power and authority to come aboard a person's fishing vessel. It seems like an abuse of power and invasion of privacy to some extent. However, on-shore businesses also have government agencies and their employees checking and ...

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Referring to article on government agency and policies, this solution addresses the two questions in some detail.

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