Conflict looms over effort to reopen protected Gulf of Maine fishing ground

cashes ledgeUnder the “preferred option” being considered by the council, the more than 500-square-mile closure zone would shrink by roughly 70 percent. All mobile “bottom-tending” fishing gear – such as draggers and trawlers that can disturb the sea floor – would remain banned around Ammen Rock and most of the ledge proper. But fishermen could resume targeting haddock, cod, pollock and other groundfish in surrounding mudflats that the council deemed “less vulnerable to accumulating adverse effects.” Read the rest here 08:10

3 Responses to Conflict looms over effort to reopen protected Gulf of Maine fishing ground

  1. Rocky Novello says:

    MOST CONSERVATIONISTS , RESEARCHERS AND MANAGEMENT, LEARN ABOUT OUR OCEANS FROM BOOKS , FISHERMEN HAVE HAD ON THE JOB TRAINING FISHING, SINCE THE 1600S AND KNOW THE OCEANS, AND FISH BEHAVIORS!!!!
    THESE C.R.M. PEOPLE , WHAT THEY KNOW COMES , FROM FISHERMEN’S KNOWLEDGE ,BUT C.R. M. PEOPLE HAVE HAD DEAF EARS. FOR FISHERMEN ,
    CLF ,MENTIONS OPENING THIS AREA FOR A FEW FISHERMEN , C,R.M. PEOPLE OPEN YOURS EYES ,THATS ALL THE FISHERMEN THATS LEFT JUST A , FEW !!!!!

    CLF STATED LOTS OF SUPPORT FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO KEEP CASHES CLOSED. THESE PEOPLE SHOULD CLEAN UP THEIR OWN COUNTRY’S FISHING PROBLEMS THAT PROBABLY HAS FEW FISHING LAWS!!!
    GULF OF MAINE HAS MOST RESTRICTIVE FISHING LAWS IN WORLD !!!

    WORDS TO WISE ,( THE RIGHT PLACE AND THE RIGHT TIME ) IS FISHING , C.R.M. PEOPLE SHOULD LEARN THIS!!!!!

  2. StripedBassHole says:

    If you recall the closed Areas were chosen after they started the Log Book Program. So they did use Fishermen Data in this regard yet they refuse to use it or US for SURVEYING PROJECTS. Like I’ve said before a COMPUTER can’t catch a FISH, it could be used to PRINT MILLIONS of PICTURES of FISH. Yet the PICTURES would only be a source of FIBER no PROTEIN and as TOXIC as these PROJECTS have been to the FISHING COMMUNITY.
    Another thought to ponder is how a COMPUTER MODEL works. A COMPUTER can perform numerous tasks, but they require DATA input to work. In order for the MODEL to be a success the DATA has to be UNIFORM. That is PEAKS and VALLEYS throw a WRENCH into the WORKS. Therefore if you have consistently LOW SURVEY DATA it’s a success, but should there be some LARGE CATCHES during the SURVEY, this throws the MODEL a muck. So the LARGE CATCH DATA is considered an ANOMALY and that DATA is sent to the ROUND FILE, it doesn’t exist in the MIND of the COMPUTER. Just some FOOD for THOUGHT.

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