Bullard seeks support for fishery initiatives (the conference call)

NOAA Fisheries regional administrator John Bullard conducted a conference call Monday to drum up interest in a collection of initiatives he hopes will help pull the groundfishery through its current crisis. But there was little discussct logosion of the 20 items he had already placed on the list, and more about some frustrations about what is not on the list. Some of the ideas seemed to miss the mark. Low-interest loans, for example, drew criticism from seafood consultant Jim Kendall of New Bedford. “If a man is dying of thirst, you don’t offer him a loan. You give him a glass of water and a sandwich,” he said. [email protected]

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