Will the Fish Rot in the Hold? – Our View: One more fault with fishing rules

AR-160119723.jpg&MaxW=650&MaxH=650Fishing vessels tied up in New Bedford but not allowed to unload part of their catch this week suggest one more weakness in our fishing regulations that is ripe for remedy. State environmental regulations allow a boat carrying fish to an out-of-state port to land fish in Massachusetts when injured crew or severe mechanical issues force the decision. Foul weather, apparently, is not part of the equation. Unfortunately for seven vessels — three home-ported here and four from North Carolina — Read the op-ed here 08:44