Editorial: NOAA leaders should extend current cod rules

Indeed, it’s time that NOAA officials realize that, until there is true cooperative research and stock assessments involving both the government and the industry, there will be dire credibility questions about science from an agency thatmanatthewheel admittedly used the wrong-sized nets and other gear in the infamous “Trawlgate” scandal at the turn of the new century, and from an agency led by a “scientist” — outgoing NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco — who was a major signer to the alarmist “Oceans of Abundance” report  that was corporately funded by the Walton Foundation of Walmart fame, and has been widely refuted across the marine science community. Read more