Northeast Seafood Coalition Submits Comments to NEFMC on Groundfish Provisions

New England Fishery Management Council

Dear Rip,

The Council is only days away from taking final action on setting the annual catch limits for many groundfish stocks for fishing year 2013. The reductions under consideration by the Council are far more than numbers on a piece of paper – the reductions in the Annual Catch Limits (ACL) for 2013 pose life-altering losses for ALL small businesses that are dependent upon a fishery that is already the subject of a federal Disaster Declaration.   Read the rest here