New England Fishing Regulators Approve Drastic Cuts
New England’s fishing regulators have approved deep cuts in catch limits for cod in two key fishing grounds in the North Atlantic. The Regional Fisheries Management Council approved the cuts at the end of a day long meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Council reduced catch limits for cod on the Gulf of Maine by 77%, and 61% on Georges Bank. Seafood consultant Jim Kendall of New Bedford attended the meeting. He tells WBSM News, the cuts will make it almost impossible for ground fishermen to make a living….
Kendall asked the Council to take a vote of “no confidence” on the science the government uses to set catch limits, but the suggestion gained little support among Council members