Letter: Clueless research drives NOAA’s ‘science’ – Sam Frontiero, Gloucester

I’m sure some people don’t have a clue how the science of fish stocks and all these decisions are mostly made of. Here’s some input on how NOAA determines its so-called science, which has put thousands of fisherman out of work and ruined other jobs related jobs to the industry — probably thousands of jobs overall. Years ago, NOAA actually had a well known Gloucester fishing captain go on a trip and observe what they do. They picked spots via computer, to make 30-40 minute tows. But many times, they were trying spots that there was known not to be any fish to start with — areas that fisherman wouldn’t fish that time of year. Read more here

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