New Bedford Mayor to NOAA Fisheries Science Center: Fishermen have no confidence in Groundfish Assessments

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has written to NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center Science and Research Director Bill Karp regarding anticipated cuts in 2013 Annual Catch Limits. The mayor says the forecasted cuts are impossible for New Bedford fishermen to accept due to the growing concerns about the accuracy of the groundfish stock assessments.

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