Magnuson-Stevens Act

Mitchell Testifies
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell testified before a Congressional subcommittee Tuesday in Washington, DC that Congress should consider amending the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, while the statute is under consideration for reauthorization.
Warren Backs Fishing Ban
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has been wobbly at best in her position on protecting the interests of the fishing industry that is so vital to the New Bedford economy.
In the waning days of his administration President Barrack Obama designated some 5-thousand square miles off the Atlantic co…
Government Drowning Fishermen
The present unchecked fishing management system has gone wild. It's carried away to the point where our fishing industry cannot sustain itself based on junk science, questionable assessments and government profiteering. Just recently, Joseph Laplante of the U...
Government Using Bad Science
Our local fishermen have been working for 10 years under a fishing grounds rebuilding plan that is arbitrary and without any support or foundation in good science. There are so many conflicts with it.
On Wednesday, the spotlight is on the fishermen paying for monitors that could likely put the fisher…
Mitchell Strategizes On Fishing Law Reauthorization
Debate on the reauthorization of the nation's commercial fishing law, the Magnuson Stevens Act is about a year away, and Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's working with industry leaders and members of Congress to make the changes the industry says it needs. 
Center For Sustainable Fisheries About To Launch
A new organization, committed to finding ways to help solve the crisis in New England's Commercial Fishing Industry, is about ready to begin its work. 
The principals behind the Center for Sustainable Fsheries plan a formal "launch" later this month...
Mitchell Urges Long-Range Planning For Fishing Industry
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and Congressman William Keating heard from members of the Mayor's Task Force on Oceans and Fisheries, during a forum Monday at the Whaling Museum. 
Mayor Mitchell says the industry has spent the last few years reacting to actions by federal regulators.