A new organization says its ready to enter the debate over fisheries management. 

The Center for Sustainable Fsheries, based in New Bedford, held its first meeting Thursday in Narragansett, Rhode Island. 

The meeting was attended by two dozen stakeholders, including fishermen, processors and boat owners. 

Center Director Dr. Brian Rothschild tells WBSM News, the organization will be urging regulators to seek more reliable science, and to consider the impact on fishing communities, before setting catch allocations.... 

The Center's Board of Directors will meet next Wednesday in New Bedford at the Fairfield Inn Downtown. 

The board is chaired by former Congressman Barney Frank. 

To learn more, check out the center's website, centerforsustainablefisheries.org.