State official eyes impact of big boats inshore GDT

David Pierce said his concern is that, in the unregulated commodity trading system now in its third year, the big boats have the ability to acquire and accumulate an unlimited quantity of catch shares in Gulf of Maine Cod, and can monopolize landings in a stock whose vitality was found last year to be dramatically weaker than believed in an earlier, 2008 benchmark assessment. http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x1133184143/State-official-eyes-impact-of-big-boats-inshore