Gloucester Fishermen’s sea time spent on the docks – NOAA slashed groundfish quotas based on scientific data suspect to be purposefully inaccurate

gdt icon“I haven’t been out (fishing) in a month,” Cottone said. “I’m like everyone else. Everyone is devastated.” It is a common lament throughout the harbor, as the city’s commercial fishing fleet struggles through one of the worst years in its long and vivid history, a year in which NOAA slashed groundfish quotas based on scientific data that fisherman not only question, but suspect to be purposefully inaccurate. [email protected]  00:54