Environmental Defense Fund — Fishery vote should protect more habitat

This Thursday, the New England Fishery Management Council will finally vote on the wolf-in-sheeps-clothing-scaled500-e1371562470325, the culmination of a multi-year process of creating, eliminating and modifying fishery closed areas in New England’s waters. As is often the case in New England fisheries, this decision has become highly contentious. Many fishermen oppose what they see as added restrictions on their ability to fish. For its part, the council seems intent on retaining the smallest amount of closed area it can get away with,,, Read the rest here 08:27

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