Thanks to Regulatory Induced Effort Reductions, Money for At Sea Monitors to last through October!

130307_GT_ABO_BULLARD_1NOAA now says it expects to continue paying for at-sea monitoring of Northeast multispecies groundfish vessels through Oct. 31, two months longer than the federal agency initially projected. The news that that permit holders will have at least two more months before they have to absorb the responsibility for paying for at-sea observers on their boats certainly is welcome, even if the reason for it is not. “Due to reduced effort (by fishermen), the money is lasting longer,” Jennifer Goebel, a spokeswoman at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Gloucester, said Wednesday. Read the rest here 17:10

 

One Response to Thanks to Regulatory Induced Effort Reductions, Money for At Sea Monitors to last through October!

  1. Rocky Novello says:

    IF IT WASN’T COMMERCIAL FISHING WHERE WOULD NOAA BE TODAY ???
    Fishing has supporting Noaa for last 50 years . But BULLARD says Noaa has no funds to pay for at sea monitoring . We know , Noaa can’t mange fish very well and now we should put managing taxpayers monies on the list !!
    Take A TRIP TO , WOODS HOLE SCIENCE CENTER SUNDAY STROLL and you be amazed of all personal, buildings,and equipment that at this facility and if wasn’t for commercial fishing this facility would not exist today!!!!
    SO, MR. BULLARD , STOP THINKING GREEN AND START THINKING OF NOAA ‘S PERSONAL !!!

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