NOAA eyes easing redfish, dogfish rules

”Several of the new measures were conceived by fishermen, and others are the product of collaboration between fishermen, researchers and our staff,” Bullard, based in the Gloucester office in Blackburn Industrial Park, said in a prepared statement. “By working together and thinking creatively, we can find fishing opportunities even in these challenging times.” Nils Stolpe wrote that “there are approximately a million metric tons – that’s 2.2 billion pounds – of three species of catchable and marketable fish ‘available’ off our Northeast. “These three species – Acadian redfish, spiny dogfish and haddock – could sustainably support the entire out-of-work groundfish industry, and then some.” http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x2120612513/NOAA-eyes-easing-redfish-dogfish-rules

  • borehead

    borehead0 minutes ago

    I like what I'm seeing with John Bullard.

    He seems interested in bring some ballance to the process. Refreshing.

    For some reason, it appears the only target of predation recognized by NMFS is fishermen, ignoring the multitudes of others.

    There is a real predation problem for ground fish, and at the top of the list is dog, seals, and even herring, but no one seems interested in discussing herring as a predatory species.

    "The relationship is this. The larvae of the bottom fish need to go to the
    surface of the ocean in order to obtain food – plankton – and light. While they
    go up, they become a feast for the pelagics. When those larvae that survive
    become codlings, they want to go back to their friends and relatives. While they
    descend to their native habitat, they become a second feast for the pelagics."

    Read Fish and Future, Carmine Gorga. http://carmine3.newsvine.com/_...

    ABOLISH CATCH SHARES NOW!