Fishermen in Moss Landing being slapped with too many regulations – 27 percent decline of black cod fish since 2006, regulators say

Because of all the federal regulations over the last several years on the fish, many of the vessels at the Moss Landing Harbor aren’t even untied. “The price went down to where it’s not worth it,” said fisherman John Amaral. “We get less for the big fish now than we used to get for the small, so it cuts the overall price in half.” Read [email protected]  06:35

One Response to Fishermen in Moss Landing being slapped with too many regulations – 27 percent decline of black cod fish since 2006, regulators say

  1. The first 3 paragraphs seem to indicate that the amount of fish that can be landed (fish quota) has decreased. … “price down to where it’s not worth it” with “overall price in half” does not present a case; it needs more meat. Less supply, all other variables being equal, leads to higher prices. What is it that, coupled to the lower quota, is making the revenue so insufficient? Foreign competition? Higher operation costs? Like fuel, insurance, maintenance (of older vessels), quota costs? The author leaves the reader blindfolded in the dark!
    Output controls like allowable quota are the current fad. We fisherman have to deal with it, while doing our best to stay in business.
    Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act “National Standard 8 states that conservation and management measures shall… take into account the importance of fishery resources to fishing communities in order to (A) provide for the
    sustained participation of such communities, and (B) to the extent practicable, minimize adverse economic impacts on such communities. It is evident that neither Franklin nor $uperficial give a flying rat’s tail about impacts of catch regulations and dwindling fish stocks on fishing communities. Are you comfortable with, or even aware of, the fact that pollution, human population encroachment, wetland destruction by urban development, coastal estrogen saturation, legal and illegal drug I love the distinction discharge… are destroying our planet’s ocean life much more efficiently than all nets, hooks and traps ever deployed by (your fellow human) fishermen?

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