Another Stab in the Back

The reinstatement of excluding commercial fishing in Obama’s Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument  by the Biden Administration. This is another stab in our backs, and it will hurt fishermen from Maine to Rhode Island, as if we don’t have enough problems! Lobstermen and crab fishermen will be excluded in 2023. A huge mistake has been made, based on the lack of proven evidence that fishermen have damaged reefs, corals, or hurt any whales. I fished those waters for twenty years, and never saw a piece of coral. The depth is 2.000 feet, but we’d set our nets at 600 feet, never touching bottom. This situation is not good, and will put more fishermen out of business. I don’t know what can be done to overturn this, but, something needs to be done. Sam Parisi, Gloucester, Mass.