NOAA’s Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 – Mayor Kirk pushes fishery options to N.E. panel

NEFMC SidebarGloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk is urging the New England Fisheries Management Council to keep in mind the perilous plight of the Gloucester and Northeast groundfishing fleet as it maps out habitat protection areas as part of a major NOAA ocean zoning project. New Bedford Mayor John Mitchell expressed concerns similar to Kirk’s. Yet, in the course of its hearings, the council has also been receiving comments from groups such as the ,,, Read the rest here 09:11

  • Rocky Novello

    NEFMC ,SHOULD BE LOOKING AT POLLUTION OF G.O.M. WATERS , INSTEAD OF HABITAT PROTECTIONS AREAS,, FOR FISHERMEN, MOST OF THE FISHERMEN HAVE HUNG THEIR BOOTS AND GONE .SO, DON’T WASTE TAXPAYER’S MONEY ,HABITAT PROTECTION AREAS WORK ON THE POLLUTION PROBLEMS ( ACID RAIN AND GLOBAL WARMING AND ETC !!!!!!

  • StripedBassHole

    In regards to the Article “HOG WASH” you can take that as you want to. A related Article here on FN speaks about a Methane Project ( and I’m not talking about Cow Farts ) off the Jersey Coast. It so happens there are TWO LNG IDLE OFFLOAD STATIONS stationed right beside ” STELLWAGON ” ( MIDDLE BANK ). Not withstanding are rumors of a LARGE METHANE DEPOSIT in this REGION. Now loose Lips sink SHIPS and look what STITCHED LIPS did to OUR FISHING FLEET. Read between the LI_ES…