Observer coverage more likely on lobster boats with state, federal permits

Massachusetts is slated to have more Fishermen unload their catch from the Gloucester-based Michael & Kristen,than Maine, where there are far more lobstermen fishing. According to NMFS, Massachusetts-based lobster boats are scheduled for 266 sea days of monitor coverage in 2015, compared to 218 for Maine. Together, lobstermen from the two states are scheduled for 78 percent, or 484 of the 619, of the sea days of coverage slated for 2015 in lobster fisheries from Maine to Maryland. “Massachusetts has a lot of activity because there are a lot more fishermen who hold other federal permits,”  Read the rest here 17:59

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