WGBH Interview of Northeast Regional Administrator John Bullard and Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Bill Karp By Heather Goldstone

Since the introduction of catch shares management for the New England groundfishery (cod, haddock, flounder, and several other species) in 2010, the fleet has shrunk to 400 boats. How much of that reduction is due to catch shares and how much is a continuation of a long-term contraction is a matter for debate. Either way, the end result is the same — a lot of former fishermen in distress. Read More includes Audio