In the Guest Writers Column, Jay Andersson – The Reasons For The New England Groundfish Collapse Are An Inconvenient Truth For Regulators

As federal disaster funds roll into New England and hopeful recipients line up to fight for what amounts to pennies on the dollar for the investments and livelihoods lost, the regulatory blunders that caused this crisis are being swept under the rug. The sad premise that individual ownership of the fish in the sea is a cure-all for fishery managment issues has been exposed for the lie that it always was, yet the issues caused by introducing this new system of effort controls for New England groundfishing remain unaddressed by bumbling regulators who seem to be unwilling to admit that sector allocations have been a dismal failure and cause more problems than they solve. Read more here  08:54

  • the only reason that there are catch shares is because days at sea worked!! these misguided fools tried to make a working plan better.why? ask the big guy ,behind the curtin in the land of oz. hurry up ,because he is about to be replaced by an even bigger fool.this one worked for enforcment for nmfs for years,so she must be really special up there in washington . god help us!!