NEFMC fails to tackle cod problem – “We’re losing the rest of that value to protect one stock that is highly romanticized,”

g0002580000000000000bea0810c3a6cac2be28188b42d824fdbd10e7d9Josh Wiersma, who manages two New Hampshire fishing sectors with 14 fishing vessels, said fishermen get $100 million a year catching groundfish species like cod, haddock and flounders, but only $5 million of that comes from cod. His fishermen, he said, have been able to make a living catching other species like Pollock, redfish and hake. “We don’t think cod is more valuable, but apparently the council is willing to shut down everything we built,” he said. Read the rest here 09:50