The Long Haul:Cooperative Research Improves Fishery Science and Relationships

Credit WCAIHeather Goldstone /

Credit WCAI
Heather Goldstone /

Tensions between fishermen and the scientists and managers that oversee their industry are more than just unpleasant. They actually affect the quality of fishery research and management. There’s a catch phrase that’s adorned the tailgates of pick-up trucks up and down the New England coast for years: National Marine Fisheries Service: Destroying Fishermen and Their Communities Since 1976. Joel Hovanesian claims to be the creator of the once-pervasive bumper sticker. listen:[email protected]