NEFMC proposal would limit access to hake fishery – concerns “over unrestrained increases in fishing effort”

NEFMC SidebarThe New England Fishery Management Council is hosting a public meeting tonight in Gloucester as an initial step in possibly drafting an amendment that would modify the small-mesh multispecies fishery into a limited access fishery. Currently, the small-mesh multispecies fishery, which includes whiting (silver hake), red hake and offshore hake, is an open fishery, accessible to any fisherman with the appropriate permit. The proposal to limit access to the fishery is based in in the small-mesh fishery, the council said. Read the article here  08:13

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