New Hampshire’s Ayotte puts NOAA Administrator Sullivan on the Hot Seat – New call for outside review of NOAA assessments

The battle over the validity of NOAA fish stock assessments that continually have led to slashed groundfish quotas has reached a higher pitch, with mounting calls for a third-party assessment of the manner the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assesses fish stocks. Under questioning by U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., on Wednesday, NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan defended the accuracy of the agency’s fish stock assessments and said she would welcome a third-party review of the agency’s methods and performance,,, Read the rest here  Watch the video here 08:35

3 Responses to New Hampshire’s Ayotte puts NOAA Administrator Sullivan on the Hot Seat – New call for outside review of NOAA assessments

  1. DANDOG says:

    How many times we heard this same B.S. Year after year,study after study, same B.S. Nothing’s gonna change until there is a “cleaning of house ” at NMFS….. Don’t hold your breath

  2. Rocky Novello says:

    GULF OF MAINE CODFISH SURVEYS BY NOAA THAT ARE DONE IN APRIL , THIS IS THE SAME TIME AS CODFISH ARE IN SPAWNING MODE AND ARE IN CONCENTRATED GROUPS .NOAA DO NOT SURVEYS ANY SPAWNING AREAS !
    MY FAMILY HAS FISHED THE GULF OF MAINE FOR 100 YEARS AND KNOW THEIR ARE VAST AREAS OF CODFISH LESS BOTTOMS ., THAT NOAA ALWAYS SEEMS TO HAVE THESE AREAS ON THEIR SURVEYS !
    EXAMPLE; DOING A POPULATION SURVEYS , YOU WOULD GO INTO BIG CITIES AND LESS POPULATED PLACES TOO AND TAKE THE AVERAGE, BUT NOAA GOES INTO DEAD CODFISH AREAS TO DO THEIR SURVEYS AND USES THAT AVERAGE ,WHICH IS NOT A TRUE PICTURE OF CODFISH STOCKS IN THE GULF OF MAINE . FISHERMEN WHO FISH G. O M. SHOULD HAVE INPUT WHERE THESE SURVEYS ARE MADE !!

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIII SOME

  3. Joel Hovanesian says:

    When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty!!

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