19 September 2012

• New England Fish Stocks: Time to Re-Examine



”According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s data, as of August 23 nearly one-third of the way through the fishing year, not a single major groundfish stock had exceeded 33 percent of its annual quota (though Gulf of Maine winter flounder was at 32.3 percent), and groundfish-sector fishermen had only caught 16 percent of their allocated Gulf of Maine cod.

"The most likely explanation for this is that fishermen simply aren’t finding the fish.”

Source: AmericanProgress.org


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