Bus to Leave from New Bedford at 6:30am
December 17, 2012 — The Northeast Seafood Coalition is urging industry members to attend the December 20, 2012 New England Fishery Management Council meeting during which the Council is scheduled to take final action on Framework 48 to its Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Sheraton Colonial Hotel, One Audubon Road in Wakefield, MA.
In order to assist fishermen and industry members from Southeastern Massachusetts who would like to attend, a bus will depart from BASE New England’s New Bedford facility (Whaling City Auction) at 62 Hassey Street, New Bedford MA 02740 at 6:30 am on the 20th. Industry members should let the Council know how will the proposed reductions affect you and your family, your business, your crew, and your community. With proposed cuts in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, every segment of the fleet and industry will be negatively impacted by reductions. Have your voice heard on record if you expect these reductions to have economic and social impacts for you, your crew, your community, and/or the fleet as a whole.