Editorial: NOAA ‘reconsideration’ finally opens door to industry input

130307_GT_ABO_BULLARD_1Only time will tell whether NOAA Fisheries’ agreement to reconsider some of its most draconian Gulf of Maine cod restrictions will prove a turning point in NOAA’s dealing with the fishing industry. And one can argue that the move — coming in response to a Jan. 22 letter from Congressman Seth Moulton in support of a very viable fishing  — is one that NOAA’s Northeast administrator, John Bullard, should have given more credence when he flatly rejected it last month. Read the rest here 11:18

  • StripedBassHole

    How do you sleep at Night John? Maybe he doesn’t his actions are quite “BATTY”…

  • Rocky Novello

    My input, as a stake holder,in the GULF OF MAINE FISHERIES is ,Noaa and some my Environmentalist friends, who have spent millions of dollars to blame fishermen for lack of fish . Open up your eyes and ear ,especially your brains . The problem is the pollution of our coastal waters !
    QUOTE FROM Julia Ekstrom , director of climate adaption program University of California , Davis. Our oysters and scallops and other shellfish are being cooked by ACIDIC SEAS . SO IF ACIDIC WATERS IS COOKING SHELLFISH , WHATS HAPPENING TO THE FRAGILE SPAWNED CODFISH AND SHRIMP EGGS ?? CLIMATE CHANGE HAS RAISED OCEANS ACIDITY BY 25% WITH HIGHER % S COMING IF THIS PROBLEM ISN’T ADDRESSED !!!
    AS A ENVIRONMENTALIST AND FISHERMAN , I BELIEVE NOAA AND ENVIRONMENTALIST MUST FIX THIS PROBLEM FIRST INSTEAD SOME OF USELESS RESEARCH THEY FUND .. ,