COD: OFFICIALS SAY FISHERMEN, REGULATORS SHARE BLAME

130307_GT_ABO_BULLARD_1Back in July 2012, John Bullard was the newly minted Northeast regional director for the National Marine Fisheries Service. Soon after he took the reins, Bullard anguished over quota cuts of 77 percent for Gulf of Maine cod and 55 percent for Georges Bank cod, deemed necessary to rebuild those failing stocks. Read the rest here 09:41

  • philips66

    Will the last cod “fisher” please turn out the lights?

  • StripedBassHole

    I’d say they bare a MAJOR FRACTION of the responsibility directly after the 1976 Magnuson Fishery Act. The Commerce department provided funds that over-capitalized the Fisheries after the Foreign Boats RAPED OUR OCEANS. They blindly believed the Ocean was and endless Resource instead of allowing it to recover and have the Fishery grow with the recovery. Such is the outcome of RECTAL CRANIAL INVERSION DISEASE.