Groundfish industry taking another hit with addition of at-sea monitors – Steve Urbon

observer sean sullivanSo this is how it looks. The gradual collapse of the New England groundfish industry continued last week as about two dozen people jammed into a meeting room of the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries office in the former voc-tech school on Purchase Street to argue about the distribution of disaster relief money allocated by Congress. Adding insult to injury is the impending shift of costs for at-sea monitors to the fishing boats. Fishing industry advocates liken this to a shotgun wedding, in which the boats have no choice but to sign a contract with a third party with no say in the price being paid. Read the rest here 09:09

2 Responses to Groundfish industry taking another hit with addition of at-sea monitors – Steve Urbon

  1. DANDOG says:

    There is no f-ing “bin 3” money- it’s all “bin 1″ and should have been allocated to the fishermen long ago , had it not been hijacked by the NSC and their bogus ” buyback”vote. The disaster was declared in 2010, and the money finally showed up in 2012, and now you had to have fished in 2013-2014 to qualify for the last money? Only in the world of New England fisheries mgmt. could something this f-Ed up occur. Thank you “catch shares” the dysfunction just keeps on rolling…..

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