Our View: Fishery management needs balance

bullard karpThe requirement for consistency, above, might explain why Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator John Bullard told Rep. Ayotte that “eliminating overfishing” supersedes all other priorities. The Standard-Times is having a very difficult time trying to understand why a policy that will have such a clear negative impact on fishermen is being instituted when the beneficial impact on the resource — the fishery — is so unclear. Stock assessments are still determined by limited statistical sampling, which in addition to providing disputed results on stock health,,, Read the rest here 11:31

2 Responses to Our View: Fishery management needs balance

  1. philips66 says:

    click though and comment, I just did!

  2. Joel Hovanesian says:

    We’re supposed to take into account that we don’t destroy the fishing communities,” Rep. Ayotte said, according to Sept. 18 report by the Portsmouth Herald. “(Requirements to protect fishermen) are being ignored in all this.”
    They don’t care about throwing the baby out with the bathwater. The whole mess is a scam cooked up by the out of control eco zealots who seek to turn the ocean into their own private aquarium. But windmills and all the cables buried under the seabed are OK. And just what are the RD’s ties to ocean wind? Hmm?

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